BendBroadband Internet Review

For residents of Central Oregon, you may find BendBroadband as one of your options when shopping for an internet service provider (ISP). It’s a solid choice, offering different packages designed to fit varying levels of internet usage, to homes and businesses.

For a little background: Originally founded in 1955 as Bend TV Cable, the company initially offered three TV channels to local residents. Since then, the company has grown tremendously and began offering internet service in 2009. It was bought by TDS Telecom in 2014 and still remains a strong ISP in the region.

Who is BendBroadband internet for?

BendBroadband offers three internet packages, with its plans best suited for individuals and families in Central Oregon with moderate to high internet demands. More specifically, BendBroadband packages are available in Bend, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, and Sisters.

For households that engage in streaming, video calls, and gaming and have fewer than ten devices, the Ultra 300 plan may be a good fit. It offers up to 750GB of data per month with download speeds up to 300Mbps.

The next tier, BendBroadband’s Ultra 600 plan, offers 1,000GB of monthly data and download speeds up to 600Mbps. It’s great for homes with very high internet demands, including gaming or streaming on multiple devices at once, along with homes with automated security services. If you want the fastest download speeds and most data, you can consider the 1Gig plan, which offers download speeds up to 1000Mbps, although it’s not available in all areas.

If you’re curious how these speeds measure up to your current internet, BendBroadband offers a free service to check your speed.

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Key considerations

How long is the contract price locked in?

There is a 12-month price lock guarantee when you sign up.

Are there data overage charges?

Yes. Customers will be charged $10 for every 50GB over their contracted data limits.

  • Overage charges are capped at $30/month
  • Customers can check usage by logging into their account online or setting up text or email notifications

Are there discounts if I bundle with other services (such as TV or phone)?

When you bundle certain TV packages with your internet, you’ll automatically receive unlimited data. 

Is there a monthly equipment rental fee?

For equipment, you have two options:

  1. Purchase your own modem and router (make sure the equipment is compatible with BendBroadband services)
  2. Pay a $10 equipment rental fee per month

What is the cancellation policy?

You can cancel any time within the first 30 days with no penalty. If you cancel after 30 days, you’ll be responsible for the remaining charges for the entirety of the contract, including discounts and promotional credits.

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What others say about BendBroadband internet

BendBroadband is fairly small compared to other ISPs, so they don’t appear in many of the standard rating and ranking sites. However, for some insight into what customers have to say about BendBroadband, there are some complaints and comments cited on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, plus responses from BendBroadband.

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How does BendBroadband internet compare to other providers?

Though options vary by zip code, other local internet providers in the area may include CenturyLink, which has a base level plan starting at $50/month, Xfinity, with five plans starting as low as $19.99/month, and Viasat, with four plans starting at $39.99/month.

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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our internet service page. Prices as of 3/16/22.

Available download speeds 100-1000 Mbps

Plans as low as $44.99 /mo for just 12 months*