blink: Barbourville's Gigabit Link

Welcome to the Future

Barbourville Utilities is proud to offer Fiber-to-the-Home Internet connectivity with Blink — Barbourville's Gigabit Link. Blink delivers 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps and even 1 Gigabit speeds! Blink can handle up to 5 simultaneous HD signals into the home. Gamers will love the extremely high speed both up and down. Businesses will have a speed and data capacity advantage few rural communities offer today.

Barbourville's fiber optic network provides greater reliability than traditional copper-based Internet service. The data capacity of Barbourville's fiber-optic lines and the lack of interference (a common issue on standard copper-based lines) makes the light-driven data technology perfect for delivering blistering gigabit speeds.

Check your address to see if Blink is available for you and to view our coverage area.

Residential Blink Internet

50 Mbps

$40.00 /month

25 Mbps upload


Fast enough for most needs including streaming HD video, gaming, surfing.

100 Mbps

$55.00 /month

50 Mbps upload


Blazing speed and capacity to watch multiple channels of high definition video streams.

1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps)

$75.00 /month

250 Mbps upload


For the demanding household, gigabit speeds make it possible to stream music in the kitchen, 4k video in the living room and a game in the kids' rooms without a problem.


Business Blink Internet

50 Mbps

$50.00 /month


50 Mbps upload

100 Mbps

$100.00 /month


100 Mbps upload

1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps)

$250.00 /month


500 Mbps upload


Can your WiFi router handle Gigabit speeds?

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 gamer girl A wireless router makes connecting tablets, phones, game consoles and TVs easy, and a gigabit router will pass the speed of your new Blink Internet smoothly to all your devices.

Regardless of your speed level, a gigabit wireless router can ensure your WiFi is fast enough to keep up. Barbourville Utilities strongly recommends a Gigabit Router and can provideWiFi services at a monthly rate of $7 /month. 



So how much faster is Blink?


See approximate times for how long it takes to download movies, songs, videos, TV shows and audio books, compared to common broadband speeds.

Download mediaApproximate size5Mbps10Mbps20Mbps100MbpsGigabit
4-minute song 4 MB 5s 3s 1.5s 0.3s 0.03s
5-minute video 30 MB 40s 26s 13s 2.5s 0.2s
9-hour audiobook 110 MB 2m 1.5m 46s 9.2s 0.9s
45-minute TV show 200 MB 5m 3m 1.5m 16s 1.7s
45-minute HDTV show 600 MB 15m 8.5m 4m 50s 5s
2-hour movie 1.0-1.5 GB 24m 21.5m 10.5m 1.5m 8s
2-hour HD movie 3.0-4.5 GB 72m 60m 32m 4.5m 25s
Misc. Archive 10 GB Nope Too long Slow Better 1m 20s



Internet Support

For Internet issues please call: 606-545-9206, Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.



Each email account includes 25 GB of storage. Access to your email from anywhere in the world.

Instructions for setting up your email: 

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GigaCenter Installation Instructions


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Additional Internet Information

Speeds are listed as best effort and are not guaranteed.  All accounts have 1 dynamic IP address by default.  Optical Network Terminal (ONT), monthly lease rate of $5.  Businesses can purchase Static IP addresses for $25 each per month. 





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Rules of Service

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