For those wondering how much internet costs most people these days, Americans pay an average price of $64 per month in 2022. According to a broadband study by OpenVault, the average American household used around 435 gigabytes of data per month in 2021.
There are four main types of high-speed internet:
- Cable uses coaxial cables, like cable television, and costs an average of $58 per month.
- DSL uses the same wires as traditional phone lines and costs an average of $43 per month.
- Fiber is a newer technology that requires fiber cables to be installed and costs an average of $56 per month.
- Satellite internet relies on satellites and satellite dishes to transmit internet data and costs an average of $91 per month.
The internet can be costly, both to purchase and to run. Even so, as the numbers above demonstrate, high-speed internet has become an integral part of U.S. life, quickly becoming a necessity of the modern world.