According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 24.69% higher in 2005 versus 2017.
Between 2005 and 2017: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.82% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2005 would cost $40.10 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.89% during this same period, internet services inflation was significantly lower.
In the year 2005: Pricing changed by -1.73%, above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2005-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2005 (3.28%), 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: