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Two programming notes

  1. The IFC (HD – Channel 705) in the Preferred tier and the WE tv (HD – Channel 743) in the Essentials tier will move from the East Coast feed to the West Coast feed on Sept. 18, 2019. As a result, all programs will air three hours later than they currently do. Please note: If you have scheduled programs for IFC and/or WE tv on your DVR, you will need to re-establish these recordings. The Standard Definition (SD) is already on the West Coast feed.
  2. Nick Jr. (Channel 83) will be moved from the Essentials Tier to the Preferred Tier on Oct. 1.
Five reasons to hang on to your landline

Five reasons to hang on to your landline

While landline phone service is not as widespread, there are still plenty of reasons to justify keeping a home phone. Here are five reasons to hang on to your home phone. Emergencies. When dialing 911 from a landline, emergency dispatchers can track your location much faster than from a cell phone. Since wireless phones are… Continue Reading

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is Abilitree — Connecting people with disabilities in Central Oregon to resources, education, and opportunities.   Learn more about Abilitree’s programs and support groups or donate at abilitree.org. Thank you Abilitree for making a difference… Continue Reading

Sportsman Channel: September is FREE preview month

Sportsman Channel: September is FREE preview month

If you love hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure, you’re in luck. During the entire month of September, BendBroadband customers can enjoy a free preview of the Sportsman Channel. With nearly 200 shows to choose from, the Sportsman Channel embraces “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in… Continue Reading

Two FREE Previews of NFL RedZone Sundays –Sept. 8 and 15

Catch every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoon with NFL RedZone. BendBroadband subscribers will receive two, yes two, FREE preview Sundays – Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. See up-to-the-minute fantasy stats, extended highlights and much more. NFL RedZone is the perfect fantasy companion, allowing you to improve your fantasy roster. NFL RedZone will take… Continue Reading

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) establishes what telephone numbers exist. It would be safe to say that most people know that 9-1-1 will connect callers with police, fire, and ambulance and rescue services. But do you know what the seven other short code numbers stand for? N11 numbers, or telephone short-codes, provide callers quick… Continue Reading

First all-company school supply drive is major success

First all-company school supply drive is major success

This past week, BendBroadband and TDS Telecom employees from across the country participated in the organization’s first-ever All-Company School Supply Drive. Offices in Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Utah, and Minnesota all collected items to be donated to their respective, local schools. The outstanding efforts of all the participating offices resulted in a collection totaling more… Continue Reading