According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 28.85% higher in 2002 versus 2017.
Between 2002 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.68% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2002 would cost $38.81 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, internet services inflation was significantly lower.
In the year 2002: Pricing changed by 0.85%, above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2002-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2002 (1.56%), 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: