Category Archives: Press Release

KTVZ, KOHD removed from Madras, Crooked River Ranch, Prineville, Culver and Metolius

KTVZ (NBC) and KOHD (ABC) were removed from the Madras, Crooked River Ranch, Prineville, Culver and Metolius lineup on July 31. Customers in these locations were notified of the changes directly.

These five communities are located in the Portland Designated Market Area (DMA). KTVZ and KOHD are licensed in the Bend DMA. TDS is required to carry channels that align with the DMA where customers live. The DMA boundaries are owned and set exclusively by The Nielsen Company (www.nielsen.com).

Customers will be able to view all NBC programming on KGW-Portland (Channels 8/108) and customers can livestream KTVZ’s news on their website at www.ktvz.com/livestream.

In addition, customers will still have access to all their ABC programming on KATU – Portland (Channels 2/102), and customers can livestream KOHD’s news on their website https://centraloregondaily.com/kohd-abc/.

Please note that all BendBroadband subscribers in Deschutes County will continue to receive all programming offered by KTVZ and KOHD.

TDS donates $3,000 to Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc. received the most employee votes in TDS’ 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. BEND, Ore. (June 18, 2019) — To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) has launched the 50 for 50 Golden Year of Giving initiative. In conjunction with its subsidiaries—TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Suttle-Straus and… Continue Reading

Fiber coming to La Pine, Oregon

BendBroadband is bringing cutting-edge fiber technology to La Pine, Oregon. The benefits include: ·         Superior Internet service ·         Speeds up to 1 Gbps ·         Plenty of bandwidth for all your devices BendBroadband has been working with High Desert Utilities to construct the fiber network over the last few months. When construction starts in neighborhoods, door… Continue Reading

Central Oregon Daily News Receives 6 Emmy Nominations

Known for their unique way of telling news through “Storytelling of all That Matters to Central Oregonians,” Central Oregon Daily News received six Emmy nominations for their news programming featuring the leadership of news and sports reporter, Eric Lindstrom. The nominations come from the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.The… Continue Reading

Extreme contract demands could leave viewers in the dark

Though TDS has never gone dark with any major network, Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., (Nexstar), may refuse to allow BendBroadband/TDS to retransmit some local stations. Despite TDS’ best efforts at keeping these stations on, BendBroadband customers in the Madras, Crooked River Ranch and Prineville areas may find that KOIN (CBS, Decades and getTV) could no longer… Continue Reading

Crestview Cable officially becomes BendBroadband

Crestview Cable Communications has changed its name and is now officially BendBroadband. On Nov. 1, 2017, TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS®) announced it completed the acquisition of Crestview Cable Communications (Crestview) in central Oregon. The sale includes service areas totaling more than… Continue Reading

600Mbps now available in Bend

High speed broadband is in high demand across the nation. Recent investments by local cable and internet provider BendBroadband, now puts Central Oregon with some of the fastest broadband speeds available. The average household in the U.S. now has more than seven devices connected to the internet at any given time, with six percent of… Continue Reading

Introducing Our New 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Introducing Our New 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Big things are happening at BendBroadband: We’re kicking off our new 30-Day Money Back Guarantee on Internet, TV and phone service. Good news! This guarantee is available to both brand new customers and current customers who add a new core service to their package. We’re doing this because we’re sure you’ll love our services. Why… Continue Reading

BendBroadband kicks off Month of Giving on Dec. 1

BendBroadband kicks off Month of Giving on Dec. 1

BendBroadband has been part of the Central Oregon community for more than 60 years. And thanks to the community, we’ve been able to grow and thrive. One of our favorite programs is BendBroadband’s Community Partners Program where we provide nearly 25 nonprofits with free or reduced internet and video services. Each day during the month… Continue Reading

Crestview Cable Communications now part of BendBroadband, TDS

With the acquisition complete, TDS plans to accelerate broadband with fiber optic investments for both home and business owners. TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom(TDS®) announces it has completed the acquisition of Crestview Cable Communications (Crestview) in central Oregon. The sale includes service areas totaling more than 21,000… Continue Reading