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Faster internet available in La Pine

BendBroadband has upgraded to an all-fiber internet network in La Pine, Oregon – which means faster internet speeds and bigger bandwidth. But as TDS completes its conversion to the new platform, action is required by customers to avoid losing service.

With cutting-edge fiber technology, La Pine customers can enjoy up to 1Gig internet speed and a better online experience. In addition to faster internet, La Pine residents can order TDS TV®+ and phone services.

The coaxial network that has served La Pine will be shut down as the new fiber-optic technology comes online. Customers must go to shop.bendbroadband.com to place an order installing new fiber equipment at their location. There are no installation or conversion costs, and customers have received multiple communications notifying them of the upgrades. With a deadline of Oct. 31 approaching, customers should place their order as soon as possible to avoid the risk of getting disconnected.

The upgrades in La Pine are part of a multi-year improvement project taking place in Central Oregon and across the country. According to BroadbandNow.com, only 32 percent of the United States has access to fiber internet, putting La Pine among a select number of communities with access.

“This investment in La Pine is part of our commitment to provide customers with world-class services,” TDS Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Andrew Petersen said. “We appreciate everyone’s help to schedule their equipment installations so we can finish this exciting project.”

For more information and to complete the installation process, visit shop.bendbroadband.com.

Central Oregon Daily photojournalist wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Central Oregon Daily photojournalist wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Congratulations to Central Oregon Daily Photojournalist Steve Kaufmann for receiving the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism. “The Edward R. Murrow is the Grand Poohbah of awards for news organizations,” said Central Oregon Daily General Manager Shawn Wilcox “This really is among the most prestigious awards to win in news.”… Continue Reading

1Gig internet speeds now available in Madras and Prineville, Oregon

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces faster speeds for Central Oregonians Bend, Ore. (February 26, 2021) – BendBroadband is now offering 1Gig internet speeds in Madras and Prineville, Oregon. Residential and business customers can now go faster than ever with a variety of high-speed internet packages from BendBroadband. Customers can receive up to one gigabit internet… Continue Reading

BendBroadband® named fastest business internet provider in Oregon

BendBroadband, a TDS company, receives national recognition Bend, Ore. (July 27, 2020) – BendBroadband® has been recognized by BroadbandNow’s 2020 Internet Service Provider Awards in the category of small providers. BroadbandNow is a website that helps consumers find and compare internet service providers in their area. BendBroadband received awards in the following categories: Fastest Business… Continue Reading

BendBroadband launches Hacker Alert

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces a new tool for added internet security Bend, Ore. (June 4, 2020) – BendBroadband® has launched a new security tool that resides on the network, analyzing internet traffic for security threats that anti-virus software may miss. Hacker Alert provides an additional layer of protection for customers’ home network by identifying… Continue Reading

TDS TV+ officially launching in Bend

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces an exciting new choice for TV Bend, Ore. (April 29, 2020) – BendBroadband is bringing a new, state-of-the-art video service to residents in Bend. TDS TV+ is a cloud-based video service that combines customers’ live TV, including local broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels, with streaming services,… Continue Reading

BendBroadband launches new virtual tech visit tool

Customers get essential service support without an in-home visit Bend, Oregon (April 27, 2020)—BendBroadband is launching an important new safety tool to help provide remote, real-time customer support. Starting today, BendBroadband technicians can perform installations and help troubleshoot service-related issues without ever having to make an in-home or in-business visit. “The coronavirus pandemic has made… Continue Reading

BendBroadband (TDS) Announces Free Broadband Access for New K-12, College Student Households and More For 60 Days

Internet access will be provided to new customers in qualifying programs BendBroadband, a subsidiary of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), announces plans for supporting residential customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. BendBroadband will be offering broadband access to low-income individuals and/or families with children and college students for 60 days. This offer is for new customers in… Continue Reading