BendBroadband kicks off Month of Giving

BendBroadband has been part of the Central Oregon community for more than 60 years. Thanks to these communities, we've been able to grow and thrive.

Throughout the month of December, BendBroadband will feature 12 area nonprofits on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter page during our Month of Giving campaign. These nonprofits are part of BendBroadband's Community Partners Program, where we provide more than 40 non-profit organizations with free or reduced internet and video services.

Our first nonprofit featured is Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic. A blog about the clinic was posted on Saturday, Dec. 1.

“BendBroadband employees love Central Oregon and we are pleased that we can help them give back locally,” said Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS Telecom. “Along with donations and sponsoring community events, we also encourage all employees to volunteer with our paid time-off volunteer benefit. We hope our customers will support these local organizations and further their missions.”

At BendBroadband we’re proud to support the communities we serve. BendBroadband has been a TDS company since 2014.


Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |


About BendBroadband, a TDS Company

BendBroadband delivers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services to commercial and residential customers in central Oregon. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Visit

BendBroadband, part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom). Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people. Visit

BendBroadband and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit

Updated February 2019

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