Here the main providers do have too much power: telephone & internet companies, electricity companies,...
Their profit margins are huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge and the prices go up far too high compared with our neighboring countries just because they can.
So, in the same month, you'll be reading about the sickening profit they made in the previous year, followed by an article why the prices of gas, electricity, internet,...will have to go up to survive.
Whenever the government tries to limit their power, their reaction is pretty much: tough shit. We dictate the prices, deal with it.