According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 26.84% higher in 2004 versus 2017.
Between 2004 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.81% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2004 would cost $39.42 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.01% during this same period, internet services inflation was significantly lower.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by -2.51%, below the average yearly change for internet services during the 2004-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2004 (2.61%), 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: