Category Archives: Community

In memory of Scout: Donation to Humane Society

In memory of Scout, BendBroadband donated $500 and bags full of dog treats and toys to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Scout was a local black Labrador featured in several BendBroadband ads.

Last month, Scout passed away at the age of 13. His owners, Sandy and Bruce Cummings, said that after 13 years of chasing squirrels and chipmunks, his back legs finally gave out.

At the check presentation ceremony at the Humane Society of Central Oregon, Sandy and Bruce (pictured right) were so appreciative of the donation and the number of people who provided condolences following the death of Scout.

BendBroadband employees also stepped up to the plate and donated food, toys, towels, cheese wiz to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Yes, cheese wiz was a requested item by the humane society.

“The response from our employees was great,” said Courtney Underhill, Field Market Manager. “The family was so appreciative the our entire staff’s interest!”

First Story golf tourney raises over $275,000, breaks record

The First Story Charity Golf Tournament & Opening Night Bash is one of the region’s most popular charity events. This year, the event smashed its previous record to raise funds for First Story, which provides zero-down, no-interest home loans for deserving and capable families in need of housing. First Story’s Wild West themed charity event… Continue Reading

Sunriver Art Fair, Aug. 10-12

Sunriver Art Fair, Aug. 10-12

Located in central Oregon, Sunriver attracts those near and far with the natural resources in its backyard. Of the 1,393 people that call Sunriver home, they are lucky enough to be surrounded with resources suitable for biking, water recreation, and skiing. And, there’s also room for art.  Sunriver will host its annual art fair on… Continue Reading

434 pounds of trash removed on Deschutes River Clean-Up Day

434 pounds of trash removed on Deschutes River Clean-Up Day

UPDATE: Thank you to the 150 volunteers who participated in the Deschutes River Clean-Up Day on July 28. Last year, volunteers removed 2,000 pounds of trash. This year, volunteers removed 434 pounds of trash. “When I first started coordinating the river clean-up, we mainly removed old mill debris, said Kolleen Miller, Enjoy Protect Respect committee… Continue Reading

New Stingray app now available

New Stingray app now available

There’s never been a better time to listen to Stingray Music thanks to their new redesigned mobile app! Stingray’s commercial-free music is included as part of BendBroadband’s Essentials, Preferred, Freedom, or Starter packages. You’ll find 50 channels on your TV (channels 901-950) but you can also take 2000 Stingray channels with you on the go… Continue Reading

TDS bandwidth donation tops $5 million for OSU Open Source Lab

TDS Telecommunications LLC has made a donation valued at more than $1 million to help operate the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. TDS’s most recent gift represents 20 billion bits per second of bandwidth provided over three years. It enables Open Source Lab hosted sites to deliver nearly 430 terabytes of information to people… Continue Reading

Job options are available in cable industry

Job options are available in cable industry

Josh LaForest is offering options for at-risk youth, and more importantly providing hope. Josh has been working for BendBroadband for the past 11 years and now serves as a Lead Technician. Josh works with the Oregon Youth Challenge Program, an alternative high school located in Bend, for “at-risk” youth. He teaches young adults about the opportunities available in the cable industry, with… Continue Reading