Broadband per-megabit prices continue to fall

Residential DSL broadband customers are paying 40% less for each megabit of bandwidth than they were 18 months ago, and broadband cable subscribers are paying 30% less, according to research from Point Topic.

The research group found that fibre network providers had suffered less of a drop in price per megabit – only 17%. Cable operators meanwhile have increased the headline speed of their entry-level services by 21% on average worldwide over the last year and a half, compared with 15% for fibre and 17% for DSL.

DSL remains the dominant access medium, accounting for 65% of the global market, compared with 21% for cable and 12% for fibre, according to Point Topic.