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BendBroadband partners with CO Daily to “Redirect the Check”

BendBroadband, a TDS company, has partnered with Central Oregon Daily News to launch a campaign supporting local, charitable organizations in need. A GoFundMe page called, “Redirect the Check,” has been setup to receive donations.

Many people have begun to receive their government stimulus checks. If you feel that your Central Oregon neighbors could use this money more than your household can, this is great way to give to those who are struggling and need financial help.

TDS will match the first $10,000 in donations, effectively doubling your impact. Please help us get support to the people in Central Oregon who need it most. 100% of funds raised will be donated to three charities, The Bethlehem Inn, Neighbor Impact and Central Oregon Veteran’s Outreach.

To learn more, you can visit and click on the “Redirect the check” link.

Thank you for making a difference!

CES show being held virtually

The global stage for innovation is kicking off the week of Jan. 11. The Consumer Electronics Show, now known as CES, has the latest high-tech product launches and demonstrations and for the first time ever, the show is going all virtual. This move online is in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic and marks the safest way… Continue Reading

Best old holiday movies to watch this season

Due to the pandemic, we’ll all be spending plenty of times indoor this winter. Don’t curb the holiday movie watching just because you ran out of 21st Century flicks! Here are the best, older movies to keep you company on those chilly winter evenings: The Santa Clause Tim Allen’s best movie performance! He plays a… Continue Reading

Local ski resort shares COVID-19 safety updates

Skiing and snowboarding are the perfect activities for passing the time and staying active this winter. Here are the latest updates from Mt. Bachelor regarding COVID-19 safety protocols: The first tip is the most obvious, yet important: Stay home if you’re sick, and  avoid contact with people who are sick! Just because a mountain’s a… Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number; ask questions before deciding to share your personal information; and maintain appropriate security on your computers… Continue Reading

BendBroadband helps reconnect Central Oregon communities

Internet has officially been restored to Mckenzie Bridge, Blue River, and Rainbow, Oregon, a community devastated by the recent Holiday Farm WildFire which swept across Central Oregon. “None of this would have worked without the upstream and downstream bandwidth BendBroadband provided,” said Geoff Turner, CEO of Elevate Technologies and volunteer. “You guys don’t even serve… Continue Reading

Veterans Day: Q&A with a Bend veteran

Check out this Q&A with Tim Reams, senior administrator–Field Services and local Bend Veteran! What motivated you to join the military?  I grow up in a very patriotic family.  My Grandfather served in France during WW1, my father and older brother were in the Army.  I group wanting adventure, and from an early age, I… Continue Reading