According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 33.49% higher in 1998 versus 2017.
Between 1998 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.51% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 1998 would cost $37.46 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, internet services inflation was significantly lower.
In the year 1998: Pricing changed by 2.40%, significantly above the average yearly change for internet services during the 1998-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 1998 (1.53%), price inflation for internet services was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers: