BendBroadband 4G LTE Wireless Network Upgrade Complete

Current Customers Must Upgrade to 4G LTE Router to Avoid Service Interruptions

Bend, Oregon – May 17, 2012 – BendBroadband has completed upgrades to its wireless high-speed Internet and home telephone network, making it the first service provider in Central Oregon to offer customers the high speeds and reliability of a 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless network.

With wireless internet speeds of up to 12 Mbps, this enhanced network is especially good news for Internet users served by wired connections that are not capable of delivering true broadband speeds.  It also helps ‘connect’ people residing in areas of Central Oregon that are not served by wired broadband connections.

Using robust FCC-licensed wireless spectrum, the new 4G LTE network provides excellent wireless signal strength throughout the entire region.  “The performance of our 4G LTE network has consistently exceeded our expectations for both speeds and capacity,” commented Eric Anderson, BendBroadband’s director of wireless engineering. “With the push – both internationally and locally -- to further develop wireless network features and performance, we’re confident that our new 4G LTE network will allow us to provide superior wireless products for many years to come.”

To ensure its customers experience only the fastest and most reliable service possible, at the end of  June 2012 BendBroadband will be shutting down its original HSPA + wireless network and will only be offering the new 4G LTE service. This means customers will need to switch to a new 4G LTE router as soon as possible to avoid any interruption in service. 

Free 4G LTE routers are available with a renewed 12-month commitment made by May 31, 2012.  BendBroadband customers need to call 541.388.7700 to obtain their new 4G LTE router.