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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 households having more than 15 active devices, according to a report from CED magazine.

BendBroadband’s Ultra 600 provides customers up to 600 megabits per second (Mbps) download and up to 20 Mbps upload speed to download movies, television shows, music and video games in seconds compared to minutes. BendBroadband is delivering this new service via DOCSIS 3.0 technology over Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) and Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) plants.

“BendBroadband’s fast and superior internet is ideal for households with multiple-connected devices,” says Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development at TDS, which operates BendBroadband. “Users can game, stream, and upload concurrently, without slowdown.  It provides plenty of bandwidth to meet everyone’s needs.”

Live video is the fastest growing segment of the internet. Thanks to higher-quality video and the growth in live sport broadcasts, bandwidth needs continue to grow.

“Ultra 600 is great for streaming multiple HD movies in a flash,” said Maiers. “With the growth of video conferencing, Skype and Facetime, Ultra 600 will provide improved video quality and will be a real timesaver our customers.”

The new product launch is the result of recent  BendBroadband network improvements in Oregon, which not only allow for faster speeds, but also improved network performance for all internet customers.

“BendBroadband will continue to make investments in our network to ensure superior and fast internet for our customers today and in the future,” says Maiers.

Business Customers
The product is also available for business customers. “Business 600, with 30 Mbps upload, enables faster connections, which means improved workplace efficiency,” said Maiers. “It also supports higher-quality video for improved video-conferencing experiences.”

Businesses can learn more at bendbroadband.com/business or by calling 1-541-312-6600.

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

Protect privacy, check social media settings

Protect privacy, check social media settings

According to Pew Research Center, people are lacking confidence in how social media sites protect their personal data. BendBroadband is encouraging customers to review their social media privacy settings following several social media sites recently changing their privacy policies to track user data or make data more visible. “Many customers continually express concern about internet… Continue Reading

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

BendBroadband features Sisters resident in TV commercial

Local internet, TV, and phone services provider BendBroadband has launched another installment of its internet campaign, this time featuring Sisters resident June Jaeger. Building on the company’s promotional series that highlights inspiring Central Oregonians such as Ultra Runner Max King, and chainsaw artist Skip Armstrong, Jaeger will be featured for her quilting. “We admire the artistry,… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsoring Sisters Quilt Show, July 8

BendBroadband sponsoring Sisters Quilt Show, July 8

BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™, one of the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and sale. This event brings locals, visitors, business members, sponsors and community supporters together to support the Sisters area through an engaging weekend of fun. Artists from around the world will be at the show on Saturday,… Continue Reading