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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 Providers – Oregon Awards: Small Providers – #1
  • Fastest Business Providers – National Awards: Small Providers – Top 5
  • Fastest Providers – National Awards: Fiber Category Small Providers – Top 5

“We’ve built the largest, most reliable fiber network in Central Oregon,” said Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development at TDS. “It stretches from Madras in the north to Chemult in the south and covers virtually all points between.”

According to BroadbandNow, they analyze “more than a billion rows of data to power our provider search engine, which itself fuels more than 13 million user searches annually. As the only consumer resource investing in data aggregation and validation for independent, regional ISPs, we created this awards program in order to recognize small-to-mid-sized providers offering excellent service to consumers across the nation.”

BroadbandNow said, “We’re obsessed with creating the best broadband search tool ever. Ultimately, helping you find the best internet provider quickly and easily.”

“Since 2014, BendBroadband has invested more than $60 million in its network infrastructure in Central Oregon,” said Maiers. “Now is the perfect time for our business and residential customers to check out our faster speeds and our better-than-ever high-speed internet service.”

BendBroadband offers a variety of businesses speed packages from 50Mbps to 1Gig. “Our faster speeds provide faster connections, which means improved workplace efficiency,” said Maiers.  “It also supports higher-quality video for improved video-conferencing experiences.”

In light of COVID-19 and the adjustments everyone has had to make to their daily lives, BendBroadband has been working tirelessly to keep customers connected with the fastest, most reliable internet . “Whether you’re working from home, your kids are telelearning, or you’re trying to stream your favorite shows—BendBroadband is committed to providing an enjoyable online experience,” said Julie.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Wanta | Brand Journalist | TDS | 608-664-1096 | mike.wanta@tdstelecom.com

BendBroadband delivers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services to commercial and residential customers in central Oregon. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Visit BendBroadband.com.

BendBroadband, part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom). Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

BendBroadband and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

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