Important Notice to Our Cable TV Subscribers

The Barbourville Utility Commission strives to deliver quality Cable TV service at the lowest possible price. In recent years, network providers’ fees have increased significantly. In the last year alone, the price Barbourville Utilities pays to purchase programming (such as ESPN, TNT, USA, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central and others) increased by nearly 6%. That trend continues for programming costs in 2019. As a non-profit utility, we have no choice but to increase our cable rates to offset the additional costs charged to us. 

The new rates reflect ONLY the increase charged to Barbourville Utilities, nothing more.

Effective March 1st, 2019 the following increases will apply to all Barbourville Cable customers: 

   • Basic cable - from $64.00 to $68.00 monthly 
   • 
Preferred cable - from $77.70 to $81.00 monthly
   • HD Plus - from $83.00 to $87.00 monthly

Due to exorbitant increases totaling more than 200% over three years, Barbourville Utilities will no longer carry WATE-TV Knoxville, but we will continue to provide WBIR 10 Knoxville. 

Despite these changes, our emphasis remains on our customers. Barbourville Utilities will continue to offer quality programming with local, digital, and high-definition channels. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.