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BendBroadband donates to United Way of Central Oregon

BendBroadband donates to United Way of Central Oregon

As part of its ongoing efforts to support local nonprofits making a difference, BendBroadband has donated $7,000 to the United Way of Central Oregon.

The donation was made through the United Way of Central Oregon’s Corporate Cornerstone Program, which helps the organization create a greater impact in fighting for health, education, financial stability, and resilience in Central Oregon.

“United Way of Central Oregon is so grateful for TDS/BendBroadband’s continued support as a Corporate Cornerstone Partner. Cornerstone contributions amplify the impact of individual and employee donations. Because of their support, one in four people in our Central Oregon community is touched by a United Way funded program or service every year,” said Ken Wilhelm, United Way of Central Oregon Executive Director.

Helping the communities it serves is an important part of the mission of BendBroadband and its parent company, TDS. BendBroadband associates have pledged individual donations to United Way for the last several years; in addition, associates are provided with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer at the 501(c)(3) organization of their choice through the company’s Be Good Citizens program.

“After the hardships that so many have faced these past two years, the United Way of Central Oregon’s mission is as important now as it’s ever been. We’re proud to help the United Way continue to make a difference in the community,” said Andrew Petersen, TDS Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO) is working toward equitable access to resources for all Central Oregonians. Each year, UWCO funds local nonprofits that focus on health, education, financial stability, basic needs, and building resilience. UWCO is working to ensure all community members are cared for by directing efforts and resources to where they will have the greatest impact, especially for individuals identified as being part of our community’s most vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Learn more about the UWCO’s mission and how to get involved by visiting or call 541-389-6507.

Some Blazers, college basketball games on ROOT SPORTS Plus

ROOT SPORTS Northwest is the proud home of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Kraken. Occasionally, scheduling conflicts arise between the Blazers, Kraken, and college basketball. The good news is that ROOT SPORTS offers an overflow channel, ROOT SPORTS Plus, so that customers won’t miss a game. ROOT SPORTS Plus can be found on channel… Continue Reading

HBO and Cinemax Free Preview, Dec. 24-31

Attention BendBroadband TV customers: HBO and Cinemax are releasing a plethora of exclusive and high-quality content this holiday season. BendBroadband and HBO and Cinemax are teaming up to provide another free preview for BendBroadband TV customers from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31. The HBO Max schedule includes brand new series including And Just Like That… and… Continue Reading

TDS has not detected issues with Apache Log4j

The security and operations teams at TDS Telecom and BendBroadband are focused on mitigating risks associated with the new Log4j threat. At this time, we have not detected any successful exploit attempts in our systems or services. We continue to monitor our environment for new exploit attempts while also strengthening our posture against the vulnerability.… Continue Reading

Hallmark Christmas Movie Bingo 2021

Holiday movies? Yes, please! Between Hallmark and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries there are a whopping 41 new ones to watch this year. That gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy these bits of holiday escapism (reminder: we offered you our Ultimate Guide of all of the new movies). It also gives you lots of chances to play Hallmark Christmas Movie Bingo!… Continue Reading

BendBroadband donates to Bend Chamber housing initiative

Bend, Oregon (November 18, 2021) – As Bend leaders work to address a severe housing shortage, BendBroadband has donated $10,000 to become a lead investor in the Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Housing Initiative. Limited housing inventory and rising costs have made it more difficult for workers to live in Bend. The Bend Chamber of… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving movies to watch this season

Thanksgiving movies to watch this season

Everyone has their favorite Christmas movies, but what about Thanksgiving movies? If you find yourself too tired for cleaning dishes after your Thanksgiving meal, settle in and turn on one of these movies to make the holiday last just a little bit longer. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow ( Follow along on a magical Thanksgiving adventure… Continue Reading