Wow! Here’s an interesting chart from drpeering.net, 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.