According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 21.90% lower in 2017 versus 2001.
Between 2001 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.53% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2001 would cost $39.05 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.05% during this same period, inflation for internet services was significantly lower.
In the year 2001: Pricing changed by 1.74%, significantly above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2001-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2001 (2.83%), price inflation for internet services was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers: