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Say hello to our new commercial

Say hello to our new commercial

A satisfying online experience starts with fast Internet. And fast Internet starts with BendBroadband.

That’s the message behind our new TV commercial, now airing throughout Central Oregon.

The ad uses a dynamic visual of lights streaking across various landscapes and through city streets to illustrate BendBroadband’s ultra-fast Internet service, available with speeds up to 600Mbps. Watch it on our YouTube channel.

The lights end up in local homes and businesses, where Internet speeds directly affect our day-to-day lives through tablets, phones, computers, watches, TVs and other devices. According to comScore, the average home with Internet in the United States now has 8.5 devices connected to the Internet.

Much like traffic on a highway, multiple users and devices connected at once can create congestion and impact your online experience. Some of the biggest bandwidth hogs include streaming HD and 4K video, gaming, video chatting and uploading/downloading large files. Without enough bandwidth, videos buffer, games lag and chats get choppy.

That’s why BendBroadband has raised the bar for high-speed Internet in Central Oregon. We’ve increased our starting Internet speed to 100Mbps, and our top speed clocks in at 600Mbps.

We’re faster than ever before, and that’s not only a reflection of our commitment to providing top-notch service, it’s also evidence of our continuing commitment to Central Oregon. We’ve been here since 1955. We employ nearly 300 local people. We support dozens of local organizations and events. And we’re proud of it!

We’re proud of this new commercial, too, so here it is one more time:

In the coming months, an array of billboards, print ads and other media will appear throughout the region, all echoing the visual feel of the spot and the message that, in Central Oregon, fast Internet starts here at BendBroadband. Learn more about our Internet service here.

5 winter weekend getaways in Oregon

While the warm, summer months dominate the travel and tourism department, colder temperatures still have a lot to offer. Don’t let winter weather keep you indoors and at home. Here are five perfect winter weekend getaways to consider this year. 1. Looking for some fresh powder? Get your skiing or snowboarding fix at Mt. Bachelor… Continue Reading

FTC alert: Social Security numbers can’t be suspended

FTC alert: Social Security numbers can’t be suspended

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a new variation on government imposter scam—this time claiming your Social Security Number has been suspended. A caller claims to be protecting you from a scam, all the while actually trying to lure you into one. The scam A professional-sounding caller informs you that your Social Security… Continue Reading

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

What is mindfulness meditation anyway? If you haven’t been exposed to the concept or the buzz surrounding it, you might be a little confused as to how this relates to wellness. “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, in a particular way on-purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father… Continue Reading

How to boost your home Wi-Fi signal

Ever wonder why you experience faster Internet speeds on your tablet in the living room, but a short walk into the kitchen means slower speeds?  Many people blame their Internet connection when in reality it’s probably your Wi-Fi. Here are some tips for boosting your home Wi-Fi. The location of your gateway is one factor… Continue Reading

Sun outages expected from Oct. 5-13

Dear BendBroadband customers, Each spring and fall, TV service for TDS customers experience a technical phenomenon called “sun outages.” This fall, the solar satellite interference are expected from Oct. 5-13. Solar interference happens when the sun’s path across the sky gets lower each day. During the spring and fall for about two weeks, the sun… Continue Reading

Services fully restored in Bend

8:50 a.m. PDT: Services have been fully restored! 7:30 a.m. PDT: We have an outage impacting our cable and internet service at this time. We do not have an estimated time for full restoration at this time; however, our technicians are on-site and working to restore services as quickly as possible. We understand how important… Continue Reading