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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4 on 01/25/2000
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                       AVALON CABLE LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
8. DEBT
 
     At December 31, 1998, Long-term debt consists of the following:
 

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Senior Credit Facility......................................  $140,875
Senior Subordinated Notes...................................   150,000
Senior Discount Notes.......................................   111,494
Other Note Payable..........................................       600
                                                              --------
                                                               402,969
Less: current portion of notes payable......................        20
                                                              --------
                                                              $402,949
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  Credit Facilities
 
     On May 28, 1998, Avalon New England entered into a term loan and revolving
credit agreement with a major commercial lending institution (the "Credit
Agreement"). The Credit Agreement allowed for aggregate borrowings under Term
Loans A and B (collectively, the "Term Loans") and a revolving credit facility
of $30,000 and $5,000, respectively. The proceeds from the Term Loans and
revolving credit facility were used to fund the acquisitions made by Avalon New
England and to provide for Avalon New England's working capital requirements.
 
     In December 1998, Avalon New England retired the Term Loans and revolving
credit agreement through the proceeds of a capital contribution from Avalon. The
fees and associated costs relating to the early retirement of this debt was
$1,110.
 
     On November 6, 1998, Avalon New England became a co-borrower along with
Avalon Michigan and Avalon Cable Finance, Inc. ("Avalon Finance"), affiliated
companies (collectively referred to as the "Co-Borrowers"), on a $320,888 senior
credit facility, which includes term loan facilities consisting of (i) tranche A
term loans of $120,888 and (ii) tranche B term loans of $170,000, and a
revolving credit facility of $30,000 (collectively, the "Credit Facility").
Subject to compliance with the terms of the Credit Facility, borrowings under
the Credit Facility will be available for working capital purposes, capital
expenditures and pending and future acquisitions. The ability to advance funds
under the tranche A term loan facility terminated on March 31, 1999. The tranche
A term loans are subject to minimum quarterly amortization payments commencing
on January 31, 2001 and maturing on October 31, 2005. The tranche B term loans
are subject to minimum quarterly payments commencing on January 31, 2001 with
substantially all of tranche B term loans scheduled to be repaid in two equal
installments on July 31, 2006 and October 31, 2006. The revolving credit
facility borrowings are scheduled to be repaid on October 31, 2005.
 
     On November 6, 1998, Avalon Michigan borrowed $265,888 under the Credit
Facility. In connection with the Senior Subordinated Notes and Senior Discount
Notes offerings, Avalon Michigan repaid $125,013 of the Credit Facility, and the
availability under the Credit Facility was reduced to $195,000. Avalon Michigan
had borrowings of $11,300 and $129,575 outstanding under the tranche A and
tranche B term note facilities, respectively, and had available $30,000 for
borrowings under the revolving credit facility. Avalon New England and Avalon
Finance had no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Facility at December 31,
1998.
 
     The interest rate under the Credit Facility is a rate based on either (i)
the Base Rate (a rate per annum equal to the greater of the prime rate and the
federal funds rate plus one-half of 1%) or (ii) the Eurodollar Rate (a rate per
annum equal to the Eurodollar base rate divided by 1.00 less the Eurocurrency
reserve requirement plus, in either case, the applicable margin). As of
 
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