According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 22.79% lower in 2018 versus 2004.
Between 2004 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -1.83% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2004 would cost $38.60 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.00% during this same period, inflation for internet services was significantly lower.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by -2.45%, below the average yearly change for internet services during the 2004-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), 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: