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Defending Privacy: BendBroadband offers tips to stay cyber-safe

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month–the perfect time to give your accounts and devices the protection they deserve, and learn about the current threats you face online. While there is no sure-fire way to guarantee you won’t be threatened by a cyber-attack, BendBroadband has some guidelines that everyone can use to fight back against unwanted cyber-intrusion at home–the most important of which is protecting your privacy.

Privacy on the internet is one of the most important pillars of our interconnected world. Whether it be your online medical records, your credit card information, or simply the password to your email, hackers will gladly take anything they can get.

Here’s a list of helpful suggestions to improve your privacy on the internet, and potentially thwart internet thievery:

  • Passwords are like toothbrushes: you should be changing them regularly. You know you probably don’t do it enough; and although changing passwords may feel like a chore, having a solid, new password could make a difference when a data breach occurs. In addition to changing your passwords, sites like com and Google Chrome’s Password Checkup extension are both tools you can use to see if an email or password exists in any databases of stolen information.
  • Know the difference between secure and unsecure sites. Website addresses that include HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) are less secure than sites that begin with HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). HTTPS websites includes an encryption layer that allows for secure transfer of information between servers and browsers.
  • Accept those security updates! Yes, having to quit what you’re doing for the latest software update can seem like a real pain; but those security updates are a small price to pay for peace of mind while using your devices. Often the updates include patches to “holes” in the security software of the device, as technology companies try to stay one step ahead of any “bugs” or gaps that hackers are constantly trying to discover and exploit.

Above all else, remember that cyber-attacks can happen whenever, wherever, to whomever–so stay vigilant and protect your online privacy.

Media Contact: Joe Pueschner | Intern–Communications | TDS | 608-664-0902| joe.pueschner@tdstelecom.com

BendBroadband launches faster speeds in Madras and Prineville

Network investments in communities will keep users happy with faster internet speeds BendBroadband is now offering internet speed packages from 100Mbps to 600Mbps in Madras and Prineville for business and residential customers. The new speeds are more than a 500% increase from the previously offered packages of 5Mbps to 100Mbps. Over the last several years,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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