Bandwidth Prices Drop 90% Every 5 Years?

By , June 24, 2015

Wow!  Here’s an interesting chart from, showing the decline in internet transit (bandwidth) prices over the past two decades.


Another way of reporting this: $1,200-per-month bought:

  •          1 Mbps in 1998,
  •       10 Mbps in 2003,
  •     100 Mbps in 2008, and
  • 1,000 Mbps (1Gbps) by late 2013.

In June 2015, our company now sells 1Gbps for $500/month or less (at any North American or European POP).

I first found this chart in the the 2014 Internet Peering Playbook by Bill Norton (Dr. Peering).  I strongly recommend this book, just $10 for Kindle.


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