NCAA tourney kicks off March 15 with Selection Sunday

The March Madness journey kicks off each year with Selection Sunday. This year the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament gets into gear on TBS on March 15 at 6 p.m. (EST). Throughout the 68-team, single-elimination tournament, there’s the excitement of those unexpected winners, and the agony of going home earlier than planned. The NCAA tournament… Continue Reading

Spring sun outages could impact your video signal

Twice a year, all television customers (not just BendBroadband customers) may experience some degree of television interference due to sun outages. This spring, the solar satellite interference is expected from about Feb. 25 until March 15. Sun outages happen due to solar interference. For a few weeks every spring and fall, the sun is directly… Continue Reading

FTC: Watch out for tax identity theft

FTC: Watch out for tax identity theft

‘Tis the season when the tidings come in envelopes stamped “Important Tax Return Document Enclosed.” Yes, it’s tax filing season, and the season’s Grinches are the tax identity thieves and government imposters who are hoping to steal your money. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number (SSN) to file a phony… Continue Reading

Abbreviate 2020? Experts Say ‘No’

News outlets have been warning against using the abbreviated version of the year 2020 when signing financial and legal papers, due to the potential for fraudsters to change the year. The result could be an altered (but legally-binding) document containing your signature. For example, someone who fails to initially cash a check dated 1/1/20 could… Continue Reading

4 incredibly romantic TDS communities

Valentine’s Day is almost here! While the holiday has long been associated with flowers, fancy dinners, and chocolates, what it’s really about is taking time to enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Luckily, several market areas TDS serves make for ideal destinations to do just that. From fun-filled celebrations to beautiful hikes, here are some… Continue Reading

2020 Oscar predictions

There are lots of well-known names—talented actors, actresses, directors and producers who you’ve heard of before. You won’t see many new names; no women directors were recognized; and there’s a general lack of diversity in some of the highest award nominations. The Academy says they are doing things to improve, and to be fair, they’ve… Continue Reading

Black History Month 2020

Since 1976, Black History Month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African Diaspora. This year’s theme is: “African Americans and the Vote.” The theme honors the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment (1920) granting woman’s suffrage and the sesquicentennial of the 15th Amendment (1870) giving black men the right to vote.… Continue Reading