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BendBroadband sponsors Make-A-Wish Oregon

More than 300 local children in the state of Oregon are waiting for their wish to come true and BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Walk for Wishes®.

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

When we learned Walk for Wishes was going virtual and would help children from across the entire state of Oregon, BendBroadband decided it was time to get involved. “With this being our first time sponsoring Walk for Wishes, I’ve really seen first hand what a fantastic cause this is,” said BendBroadband’s Associate Manager of Field Marketing Nicole Christensen. “I’m thrilled we can create hope for children battling critical illnesses in our community.”

The 2021 Walk for Wishes produced a video where viewers meet four children and hear about their wishes. Alene, from Southern Oregon, is a child with cystic fibrosis, who loves animals. Her wish is to have a barn built at her home that would house all her farm animals. “I really love animals, so please donate to Make A Wish so kids like me can have something else to do than just medical stuff,” said Alene.

Mark Nelson, emcee for the 2021 Walk for Wishes – Oregon thanked BendBroadband for sponsoring this year’s event. “Together, we can create statewide hope for children with life-threatening illnesses. Thank you for transforming the lives of hundreds of children in every single area in the state of Oregon,”

The May 22 virtual Walk for Wishes raised $145,989, surpassing its fundraising goal of $125,000. Donations are still being accepted. Please donate



Game Show Network free preview is set for May and June

Attention BendBroadband TV customers, enjoy a free preview the Game Show Network compliments of BendBroadband. Game Show Network broadcasts a variety of game shows including America Says, Common Knowledge, Catch 21, Family Feud, Get a Club, Cash Cab and a variety of classic game shows. For TDS TV+ customers, the Game Show Network is on… Continue Reading

AMC contract negotiations continue

Update on May 1: AMC channels remain on the air while TDS reviews the terms of the agreement with AMC Networks. Please check back for updates. Update on April 26: As previously communicated, TDS along with hundreds of other TV operators across the country, are in contract negotiations with AMC Networks. Our contract with AMC… Continue Reading

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Some of you are celebrating your second COVID-19 vaccination with the giddy enthusiasm that’s usually reserved for weddings, new babies, and other life events. You’re posting a photo of your vaccination card on social media. Please — don’t do that! You could be inviting identity theft. Your vaccination card has information on it including your… Continue Reading

TDS named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality’

TDS (BendBroadband’s parent company) one of 14 Wisconsin-based firms to receive perfect score TDS Telecommunications received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” TDS joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks… Continue Reading

Reminders about Data Privacy

With today’s technology, keeping your private information safe can be quite a challenge. No matter what you do online, whether it’s using social media sites, banking, shopping, gaming, or streaming, your personal information may be used in ways that you are not aware of. Today is the perfect day to review your privacy settings and… Continue Reading

Black History Month: History Channel recommendations

February is Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural and political achievements. The History Channel has an array of videos on their website and will include special programming throughout the month, including Voices of Civil Rights and Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 relief scam to watch out for

Scammers are at it again, pretending to be from a government agency to rip people off. Here’s what you need to know about the latest coronavirus relief fund scam. You get an email that looks to be from Joe Simons of the Federal Trade Commission. It says you’re getting coronavirus relief money. The email includes… Continue Reading

Movie ideas for Valentine’s Day

Instead of a night out, this is the year to spend Valentine’s Day watching a romantic movie at home. So, grab you’re remote, a sultry scented candle, and fire up a film for a cozy night at home. From the classics to today, here are some suggestions from a wide variety of sources: It Happened… Continue Reading