Category Archives: PR & News

BendTel Celebrates James Neff’s 10-Year Milestone

BendTel Celebrates James Neff’s 10-Year Milestone

BendTel celebrated the 10-year milestone of its CTO and co-owner James Neff this month. Neff is a 4th generation Oregonian whose pioneer great-grandfather was one of Bend’s earliest settlers, after whom Bend’s Neff Road was named. A former COCC wrestling Bobcat, James attended college on a wrestling scholarship before volunteering for the Army, where he… Continue Reading

Password Security Tips

Password Security Tips

Do you ever have trouble keeping track of your office, car, or house keys? What about your passwords? Just like a house or a car key, a password is a tool you use to protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft or trespassing. And as we conduct more of our work & personal lives… Continue Reading

Bend Bulletin Bandwidth Article Highlights BendTel

Awareness of Gigabit bandwidth is growing in Bend, thanks in part to a recent article in The Bend Bulletin highlighting the availability of big bandwidth in our area, and its importance to the business community. The article, which quotes BendTel CEO Tom Barrett, can be read in full on The Bulletin’s website at this link. Continue Reading

Gig City

Considering the average rate of 6 new people moving to Bend per day over the past 5 years1, our town could eventually become a big city. But something has grown even faster than Bend’s population this year…namely, Bend’s Internet bandwidth speeds. The completion of a new multi-Gigabit fiber optic network in Bend in 2016 multiplied… Continue Reading

See BendTel’s Big Phone at 2016 Chamber Golf Tournament

Visit BendTel at the 2016 Bend Chamber Golf Tournament taking place this Monday October 3rd, 2016. BendTel is participating in the event as a Cart Sponsor. Be sure to look for BendTel’s golfcart with the big orange phone attached. We will be giving away stainless steel tumblers, free beer donated by Sunriver Brewing Company, and… Continue Reading

BendTel Completes Data & Telecommunications Wiring at FedEx

BendTel announces the completion of the data & telecommunications wiring at the new FedEx Ground distribution facility in Bend. The recently-constructed 69,000+ square foot facility is located on an 11.5 acre campus on Brinson Boulevard. The data wiring project was completed on time & within budget. Engineering of the network was provided by FedEx’s partner… Continue Reading

PJ Fritchman Joins BendTel

PJ Fritchman has recently joined BendTel in the role of Senior Account Executive and Public Relations Liaison. Fritchman’s background in sales & marketing started in Portland and included a stint as PR Director for the Portland Timbers. She subsequently moved to Bend, and has spent the past 10 years in the telecommunications industry. This experience,… Continue Reading

3 Raspberry Pi Projects for Small Businesses

  If the smart phone in your pocket is any indication, computers can be smaller than ever. Single-board computers, many the size of a credit card, are the natural extension of these technical innovations. One such innovation is the highly popular Raspberry Pi. Released in 2012, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board Linux-ready computer that’s… Continue Reading

What’s Brewing? Bend’s Bandwidth!

It’s no secret that Bend is quickly becoming a mecca for tech companies and with the surge in bandwidth usage and concerns over Internet reliability, it makes sense to address these issues now to help ensure Bend’s thriving success as a  “tech town” for the future. The Bend Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an… Continue Reading

Redundancy to the Rescue

Not only are Internet service outages frustrating: if your business Internet goes down, it can be damaging to revenues & productivity.  Luckily for BendTel customers, BendTel Metro’s ring-based fiber optic network features built-in redundancy to keep your business up & running – even in the event of a fiber cut! Learn how it works, and… Continue Reading