According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 23.57% lower in 2018 versus 2002.
Between 2002 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.67% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2002 would cost $38.22 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.04% during this same period, inflation for internet services was significantly lower.
In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 0.86%, above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2002-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2002 (1.59%), 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: