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TDS Parent Company Buys Bend Broadband
by Karl Bode 08:18AM Monday May 05 2014
Telephone and Data Systems, parent company to TDS Telecom, says they're acquiring Bend Broadband (see our user reviews) in a deal worth $261 million. According to the announcement, the deal will impact around 36,000 video subscribers, 41,000 high-speed broadband subscribers and 22,000 digital voice subscribers. The companies expect the deal to be completed, barring regulatory approval, by the third quarter of this year.

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odog
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BB

Bend was a small company that always made big news. Hopefully the changes are purely in ownership and they will continue to innovate.

fg8578

join:2009-04-26
Salem, OR

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Re: BB

Agreed. Bend was (is) an innovative company that was not afraid to take chances. TDS has deeper pockets, but it might also be more conservative. I hope the ownership change does not adversely affect Bend's customer relationships.
mgmrick

join:2001-06-24
Port Byron, NY
Wish you luck. I live in area served by tds that has been over sold for 4+ years. I pay for their highest speed 5 mg and never get speeds above 0.5 they will NOT spend the money to upgrade the system. In fact they tell us to look for other options like sat internet..... They have issues in alot of areas they serve
mgmrick

join:2001-06-24
Port Byron, NY

tds

Wish you luck... been in an over sold area of tds where I pay for their highest speeds 5meg and never get over 0.5.... they have issues in alot of areas they serve

linicx
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And?

A telephone company that provides cable is not new. What is new is that Bend customers may get a better deal. Only time will tell. If telco is serious, it will take some time to upgrade and get everything working correctly. It might take a year or even longer.

Be patient.
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mgmrick

join:2001-06-24
Port Byron, NY

Re: And?

Easy for you to say " Be patient" Tds has told me and other areas they service it costs too much to upgrade our pathetic slow speeds and then they and spend how many millions on another phone companies service? You better hope you have competion in your area because we don't and they know it.... so no need to upgrade their service

linicx
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·CenturyLink

Re: And?

I am the the same place; the only difference is the name. There is no competition where I live. I want to know how a company can send 100T of fiber to London and to Paris and they can't provide a properly working phone since they removed POTS?
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