Broadband prices continue to tumble

Residential prices per megabit have continued to fall this year, particularly in the Americas, according to the latest broadband tariff analysis from Point Topic.

The cost of DSL connections per megabit in western Europe fell by 16.7% between the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2011, with cable prices falling by 28.4% and fibre by 32.5%.

In eastern Europe, DSL prices fell by 24.4%, while cable prices fell by 23.7% and fibre by 26.2%. DSL prices in the Middle East and Africa fell by 6.1%, while cable prices fell by 14%.

Cost per megabit over all network types fell by 40% in Latin America over the same period, with a 35% fall in North America. 

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