TDS acquires Oregon firm

Freeman Staff

Sept. 2, 2014

MADISON — TDS Telecom announced Tuesday it had completed the purchase of BendBroadband, a cable and broadband company headquartered in Bend Oregon.

The sale, which was originally announced in May, is effective Sept. 1, with a purchase price of $261 million.

TDS Telecom President and CEO David Wittwer said central Oregon is a hot spot “exploding with business growth and residential development” and will help fuel success for the company.

Headquartered in Madison, TDS currently provides 1.1 connections to internet, phone and TV.