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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form S-4/A on 06/22/1999
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region's systems is 8.4% for the period ending 2003, versus the projected U.S.
median household growth of 5.2% for the same period.
 
   
     The MetroPlex Region's cable systems have been significantly upgraded with
approximately 72% of the region's customers served by cable systems with at
least 550 megahertz bandwidth capacity as of March 31, 1999. In 1997, we began
to upgrade the Ft. Worth system to 870 megahertz of bandwidth capacity. We
expect to complete this project during 1999. The planned upgrade of the
MetroPlex Region's cable systems will reduce the number of headends from 16 to
15 by December 31, 2001. We expect that by December 31, 2001, approximately 98%
of this region's customers will be served by cable systems with at least 550
megahertz bandwidth capacity with two-way communication capability.
    
 
   
     NORTH CENTRAL REGION.  The North Central Region consists of cable systems
serving approximately 399,000 customers. These customers are primarily located
throughout the state of Wisconsin, along with a small system of approximately
27,000 customers in Rosemont, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Within the
state of Wisconsin, the four largest operating clusters are located in and
around Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Janesville and Wausau. According to National
Decision Systems, the projected median household growth in the counties served
by the region's systems is 5.4% for the period ending 2003, versus the projected
U.S. median household growth of 5.2% for the same period.
    
 
   
     At March 31, 1999, approximately 31.8% of the North Central Region's
customers were served by cable systems with at least 550 megahertz bandwidth
capacity. The planned upgrade of the North Central Region's cable systems will
reduce the number of headends from 86 to 56 by December 31, 2001. We plan to
rebuild much of the region's cable plant, and expect that by December 31, 2001,
approximately 93% of this region's customers will be served by cable systems
with capacity between 550 megahertz and 750 megahertz of bandwidth capacity with
two-way communication capability.
    
 
   
     NORTHEAST REGION.  The Northeast Region consists of cable systems serving
approximately 124,000 customers residing in the states of Connecticut and
Massachusetts. These systems serve the communities of Newtown and Willimantic,
Connecticut, and areas in and around Pepperell, Massachusetts, and are included
in the New York, Hartford, and Boston areas of demographic influence. The North
Central Region will be responsible for managing the approximately 170,000
customers associated with the pending acquisition of cable systems from GMI and
approximately 56,000 customers associated with the pending acquisition of
Helicon. According to National Decision Systems, the projected median household
growth in the counties currently served by the region's systems is 3.7% for the
period ending 2003, versus the projected U.S. median household growth of 5.2%
for the same period.
    
 
   
     At March 31, 1999, approximately 49% of the Northeast Region's customers
were served by cable systems with at least 550 megahertz of bandwidth capacity.
We have begun to rebuild this region's cable plant, and expect that by December
31, 2001, all of this region's customers will be served by cable systems with at
least 750 megahertz bandwidth capacity with two-way communication capability.
    
 
   
     SOUTHEAST REGION.  The Southeast Region consists of cable systems serving
approximately 439,000 customers residing primarily in small to medium-sized
communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and eastern Tennessee.
There are significant clusters of cable systems in and around the cities and
counties of Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina; Hickory and Asheville, North
Carolina; Henry County, Georgia, a suburb
    
 
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