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Phone calls to China are blocked

BendBroadband phone subscribers should take note that calls to China are now blocked.

BendBroadband uses AT&T for all international calling.  Because of a large influx of fraud from AT&T’s network to China Telecom, which is China’s largest telephone company, all calls to China are being blocked by China Telecom, including calls from BendBroadband subscribers.

At this time, AT&T does not have an estimated time of resolution.

Reuters news service recently reported that two U.S. senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and national security agencies to review whether Chinese state-run telecom operators China Telecom and China Unicom should be allowed to operate in the United States due to security concerns.

Calls from China to BendBroadband subscribers are not affected.

NFL Divisional Round Preview: Where to watch the postseason

Wild Card Weekend is officially over, and what a wild weekend it was. Quarterback Deshaun Watson led the Houston Texans to an incredible comeback from a 16-0 deficit. Two of the six seeds—the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans—pulled off massive upsets against two Super Bowl favorites in the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots. And finally, the Seattle Seahawks were able to go on… Continue Reading

The latest tech trends at CES 2020

The latest tech trends at CES 2020

From artificial intelligence, to 5G, health and wellness, vehicle technology, to robotics, the CES® 2020 in Las Vegas is where the next generation of innovations will be introduced to the marketplace.  It’s the world’s largest and most influential tech event. Whether you’re an innovative startup or an established global brand, CES Las Vegas is the… Continue Reading

How tech can help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions

How tech can help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions

We’ve all heard the old phrase “New Year, New Me.” While this philosophy still applies this year, 2020 marks a fantastic opportunity to start creating some great life habits that will bring lasting benefits for the rest of the decade—and beyond. With that being said, below are some common New Year’s resolutions, as well as… Continue Reading

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

Every year, BendBroadband employees reach out to help those less fortunate. Whether it’s sponsoring local events or promoting local charities, BendBroadband employees can be found volunteering in the communities we serve. “Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the… Continue Reading

The best holiday movie ever is….

Since mid-November, BendBroadband and TDS employees have been voting for their favorites as part of “Holiday Movie Bracket.” We gathered 16 different, feature-length holiday films representing a variety of genres, eras, and casts. From the classics to the maybe-not-so-classics, there was a little something for everyone. Round by round the field was narrowed until only… Continue Reading