According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 19.98% lower in 2017 versus 2005.
Between 2005 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.84% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2005 would cost $40.01 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.91% during this same period, inflation for internet services was significantly lower.
In the year 2005: Pricing changed by -1.70%, above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2005-2017 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), 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: