On a slightly different tack..
"Consolidation allows providers to increase their subscriber base, but also add additional product lines – and cost "efficiencies", as they euphemistically call them".
Having privatised BT to break its monopoly and provide competition for the benefit of the consumer it looks like we could be heading for a private monopoly in the telecoms sector, possibly preceded by a powerful private cartel... .
Cynical? Moi? The coat? It's the hoodie with built-in face mask and tinfoil lining...