Long Distance Prices Dropped Steadily Throughout 2000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Month
and
Year
Consumer Price Index-Urban
Long Distance Charges
Dec-97 100
Jan-98 99.8
Feb-98 99.7
Mar-98 99.9
Apr-98 100.1
May-98 101.3
Jun-98 101.7
Jul-98 101.9
Aug-98 99.9
Sep-98 100.4
Oct-98 100.4
Nov-98 101
Dec-98 99.9
Jan-99 99.9
Feb-99 99.5
Mar-99 98.9
Apr-99 99.8
May-99 97.5
Jun-99 97.4
Jul-99 96.7
Aug-99 97.1
Sep-99 96.8
Oct-99 97.4
Nov-99 98.7
Dec-99 98.6
Jan-00 98.5
Feb-00 95.5
Mar-00 94.4
Apr-00 93.7
May-00 93.4
Jun-00 90.6
Jul-00 91.3
Aug-00 90.7
Sep-00 87.9
Oct-00 89.4
Nov-00 87.2
Dec-00 89.5
Jan-02 89.9
Feb-02 89.5
Mar-02 90.7
Apr-02 89.1
May-02 88.2
Jun-02 88.7
Jul-02 88.9
Aug-02 88.5
Sep-02 87.6
Oct-02 88.5
Nov-02 87.6
Dec-02 87.9
Jan-02 88.2
Feb-02 87.9
Mar-02 87
Apr-02 85.1