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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 unitedwaycentraloregon.org or call 541-389-6507.

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

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… Continue Reading

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