Average DSL Price Going Up, Not Down
As are cell, landline costs...
Despite the rash of discount introductory DSL offers, the average price paid per subscriber for DSL service is expected to rise slightly this year, reports Light Reading
. "TIA estimates that in 2005, there were about 17 million US DSL customers paying, on average, about $39.18 a month for their hookups. But in 2006, TIA says, DSL subscribers will jump to 19.3 million, but the average cost per month will also climb -- to $39.24 a month."
Cellphone and landline costs are likewise rising. Between 1991 and 2004, the average local monthly phone bill jumped 23%, from $19.77 in '91 to $24.31 in '04.