New deal will bring all digital TV & expanded high speed internet services to Sunriver, Crosswater & surrounding areas
BendBroadband, a broadband, digital cable and communication services, has agreed to purchase the Chambers Cable System which serves Sunriver, Crosswater and the surrounding areas. The transaction is expected to close July 31, 2012. This means customers in the Chambers Cable service area will soon have access to the same technologically advanced, integrated services that BendBroadband provides in other areas.
“We are pleased that we could put this deal together to bring Sunriver into BendBroadband’s larger Central Oregon footprint. Once the technology is upgraded, homeowners and businesses can expect the same high quality service we are known for in the region. The BendBroadband team looks forward to welcoming Sunriver area customers to our company. We will work closely with the Sunriver Owners Association and the Resort while we complete the improvements over the next 14 months. Chambers Cable employees will join us at BendBroadband”, said Amy Tykeson, CEO of BendBroadband.
“Yesterday’s announcement is an important step toward the next generation communications and entertainment system that the community deserves. BendBroadband’s plans align very well with the long term vision that Chambers Cable and Sunriver have been working toward,” added Scott Chambers, CEO of Chambers Communications.
Along with the purchase of the company, BendBroadband will spearhead a major technological upgrade to the Sunriver area, providing a new wave of technical capability to residents and visitors alike. As upgrading occurs, Chambers Cable residential and business customers will be migrated to BendBroadband’s digital cable TV service and Internet offerings. These include high performance Internet (up to 100Mbps), Alpha whole-home DVR, On Demand programming, 107 HD channels and bendbroadband2go TV Everywhere. Residents and businesses will also have access to BendBroadband’s high-reliability, full-featured phone service. Business services include hosted PBX, T-1/PRI and 1Gbps Optical Ethernet.
“We are extremely pleased about BendBroadband’s acquisition of Chambers Cable of Sunriver and what it means for the community of Sunriver. In this ever changing technological age it’s not only important to have a company that can provide the bandwidth, Internet speeds and cable TV channels that meet the present needs; but one that is also committed to staying ahead of the technological curve as well. To that end, BendBroadband affords Sunriver just such an arrangement,” said Bill Peck, GENERAL MANAGER of Sunriver Owners Association. “Connecting Sunriver to a broad spectrum of services through a local and well respected service provider is just one more positive step toward maintaining Sunriver as a premier residential and resort community,” added Peck.
BendBroadband’s Vice President of Technology, Wade Holmes, reports construction is set to begin as soon as possible, “We have design and validation steps to perform before breaking ground, and we’ll start by targeting opportunities that can provide immediate benefit to the highest number of customers.” Holmes goes on to say that the construction will take place over 14 months and be divided into five phases.
Chambers Cable customer care and installation personnel will join BendBroadband with the Sunriver office remaining open during the transition of service.
Questions concerning the Chambers Cable acquisition should be directed to the BendBroadband office at 541-382-5551. Customers in the Sunriver area are asked to continue to contact the Sunriver office for change of service, technical support and billing assistance. Information about BendBroadband’s service offerings can be found at www.bendbroadband.com.