Connect2Compete Internet Program

BendBroadband is proud to partner with local nonprofits to provide eligible low-income families with high-speed Internet for just $9.95 per month, including a wireless modem. Through Connect2Compete, BendBroadband waives deposit and installation fees, and the $9.95 per month price is good for 2 years, at which point eligible customers may recertify. Connect2Compete provides speeds up to 25Mbps downloads, and up to 3Mbps upload, and a 250GB monthly data usage allotment.

Eligible participants must:

  • Have at least one child enrolled in K-12th grade.
  • Show proof of receiving free or reduced lunch.
  • Have not subscribed to BendBroadband Internet service within the last 90 days.
  • Have no outstanding bills or unreturned equipment with BendBroadband.
  • Apply through one of the five eligible community assistance organizations:

Connect2Compete Internet Offer: Valid in wired service areas only for qualifying residential Customers certified through participating Connect2Compete partners who add new Internet service. Price valid for up to 24 months and includes Education level Internet service and modem. Standard rates apply after 24 months, or if program eligibility requirements are no longer met. Customers may recertify through participating Connect2Compete partners for additional two-year periods. Offer not available in all areas and is subject to change without notice. Education Internet customers are not eligible for bundled TV and Phone pricing. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Restrictions apply. If customer terminates Internet service, price lock (I would change this to “offer”) is void and promotional pricing may no longer apply. Customers with delinquent accounts are not eligible. Prices do not include federal, state, or local taxes and fees. High-Speed Internet: Availability varies, and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Actual speeds experienced by customers vary and are not guaranteed. Speed ranges shown are expressed as “up to” to represent network capabilities between customer location and the BendBroadband network. Speeds vary due to factors, including: distance from switching locations and external/internal network conditions. In order to maximize Internet speeds above 100Mbps, a gigabit wired Network Interface Card (NIC) and/or a more advanced wireless NIC, preferably 802.11ac or higher is needed. A $15 service charge may apply to existing customers who switch plans without increasing speed or adding qualifying service. Monthly data usage allowances vary by plan. Additional fees may apply for data usage beyond the included monthly allowance. Monthly usage allowances do not apply to customers with qualifying video and data service. For additional information, see the Subscriber Agreement at Additional taxes, fees, and equipment charges may apply. Delinquent accounts may lose service. Certain services not available in all areas. Price may vary by serving area and is subject to change without notice. BendBroadband® is a registered trademark of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Copyright © 2019, TDS Telecommunications LLC, All Rights Reserved.