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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1 on 07/28/1999
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                         REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
Partners
Falcon Communications, L.P.
 
     We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Falcon
Communications, L.P. (successor to Falcon Holding Group, L.P.) as of December
31, 1997 and 1998, and the related consolidated statements of operations,
partners' deficit and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended
December 31, 1998. These consolidated financial statements are the
responsibility of the Partnership's management. Our responsibility is to express
an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.
 
     We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above
present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of
Falcon Communications, L.P. (successor to Falcon Holding Group, L.P.) at
December 31, 1997 and 1998 and the results of its operations and its cash flows
for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1998, in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
                                          /S/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 
Los Angeles, California
March 5, 1999

 
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