Price per Meg Keeps Dropping
Residential consumer broadband prices per megabit have continued to fall in 2011, particularly across the Americas, according to the latest broadband tariff analysis from Point Topic. Regional pricing for the three main fixed line technologies -- DSL, cable a...
Regional pricing for the three main fixed line technologies -- DSL, cable and fiber -- among the world's regions over a period of 15 months are compared in the report, from Q4 2009 to Q1 2011. The cost per megabit has declined across all regions, but a 40% price drop has been seen across Latin America, followed closely by North America and Canada at 35% across all technologies.
The falling prices aren't so much about reductions in monthly subscription pricing, but rather about increases in the top speeds available.