Five amazing mountain biking trails in Bend

According to Mountain Bike Action Magazine, Bend, Oregon is considered the Best Mountain Bike Town in the U.S. This is in large part because the Central Oregon Trail Alliance maintains over 700 miles of trails in the Central Oregon area. That’s more trail than many riders will be able to cover in a lifetime! From… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsors EDCO video series

The Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) organization has started a video series titled, “Good News, Too,” which highlights local businesses across the Central Oregon region that are pivoting, expanding, providing community support, hiring displaced workers, and more. The most current video is about Oregon Spirit Distillers, one of only four distilleries in the state certified to mass produce… Continue Reading

The road to the Stanley Cup continues

In a normal year, early September is when the excitement level hockey fans feel around the world begins ratchet up. This year, however, eagerness to watch hockey in September is not just in anticipation of a few preseason games and the upcoming nine-month schedule. We are currently nearing the end of the Stanley Cup Playoffs… Continue Reading

Hispanic Heritage Month

“I had to look it up, because it’s really an American Holiday,” said Luis Chavez, Lead Software Engineer, in the spirit of full disclosure. After doing a bit of research, Luis was happy to talk about the sentiment behind National Hispanic Heritage Month and its impact. “It’s important. It’s an opportunity to not only celebrate, but… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsors Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series

BendBroadband recently helped sponsor attendance for five people of color to join Erika McCalpine’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training seminar. In the workshops, participants made deep dives into the subjects of implicit bias, fostering an inclusive climate and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at work. “I was looking for some ways to support underrepresented communities… Continue Reading

Bundle Wi-Fi+, Internet Security, PC Support and save big

With people sheltering and working at home, a secure and reliable internet is more important than ever. Enjoy smarter whole-home Wi-Fi experience with TDS® Wi-Fi+. The new TDS Wi-Fi+ service, available to most residential internet customers, provides a strong Wi-Fi signal on all connected devices. Using mesh network technology from eero, TDS Wi-Fi+ minimizes dead zones, slow downloads,… Continue Reading

IRS sending $500 to people mistakenly denied money for dependent children

If you used the IRS’s non-filers tool before May 17 and claimed at least one qualifying child, the IRS mistakenly failed to send you $500 per qualifying child. To correct this, the IRS is sending money to those people who were affected. (If you used the non-filers tool after May 17 and claimed at least one qualifying child, your… Continue Reading

The NHL returns, the road to the Stanley Cup

The NHL launched an extended 24-team playoff system in their return to play plan. In the Canadian hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, NHL players got back to the ice after the five-month delay and immediately started competing for the most coveted trophy in sports—the Stanley Cup. The playoff setup consists of four rounds in… Continue Reading

6 ways to not overspend on school supplies

The 2020-21 school year is nearly upon us! With uncertainty regarding what, exactly, the school year will look like, parents across the country are in a precarious position with the back to school shopping season already here. In fact, a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) explains that consumers are tentatively planning to spend… Continue Reading

BendBroadband® named fastest business internet provider in Oregon

BendBroadband, a TDS company, receives national recognition Bend, Ore. (August 5, 2020) – BendBroadband® has been recognized by BroadbandNow’s 2020 Internet Service Provider Awards in the category of small providers. BroadbandNow is a website that helps consumers find and compare internet service providers in their area. BendBroadband received awards in the following categories: Fastest Business… Continue Reading