According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for internet services and electronic information providers were 1.74% lower in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Internet services experienced an average inflation rate of -0.20% per year. In other words, internet services costing $50 in the year 2009 would cost $49.13 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for internet services was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 3.55%, significantly above the average yearly change for internet services during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for internet services was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Internet services and electronic information providers: