According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 20.17% higher in 1999 versus 2017.
Between 1999 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.02% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 1999 would cost $41.61 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 1999: Pricing changed by -11.08%, significantly below the average yearly change for internet services during the 1999-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 1999 (2.14%), price inflation for internet services was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers: