Category Archives: Press Release

BendBroadband (TDS) Announces Free Broadband Access for New K-12, College Student Households and More For 60 Days

Internet access will be provided to new customers in qualifying programs BendBroadband, a subsidiary of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), announces plans for supporting residential customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. BendBroadband will be offering broadband access to low-income individuals and/or families with children and college students for 60 days. This offer is for new customers in… Continue Reading

Important news from BendBroadband

COVID-19 Update for Customers We are committed to keeping you connected. BendBroadband is committed to offering reliable, resilient communications service to our customers, in good times and in times of crisis. We anticipate the COVID-19 viral outbreak will increase Internet usage demands as more customers find themselves working, learning and otherwise staying at home. We’d… Continue Reading

1 Gigabit speeds now available in Bend

BendBroadband launches fastest speeds ever in Bend Bend, Oregon – BendBroadband is now offering 1 Gig internet speed for Central Oregon customers. Customers can now go faster than ever before with packages from 100Mbps to 1Gig for residential customers. “Since 2014, BendBroadband has invested more than $60 million in its network infrastructure in Central Oregon,”… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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