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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1 on 07/28/1999
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     CO-LOCATED CABLE SYSTEMS:  Cable systems serving an overlapping territory.
 
     CONVERTER:  A set-top device added in front of a subscriber's television
receiver to change the frequency of the cable television signals to a suitable
channel that the television receiver is able to tune and to allow access to
premium programming.
 
     COST-OF-SERVICE REGULATION:  A traditional form of rate regulation, under
which a utility is allowed to recover its costs of providing the regulated
service, plus a reasonable profit.
 
     DATA TRANSMISSION SERVICE:  Private network services interconnecting
location for a customer.
 
     DIGITAL:  Technology that uses discrete levels (usually 0 and 1) to
represent characters or numbers.
 
     DIGITAL ADVERTISING INSERTION:  The insertion of local, regional and
national programming.
 
     DIGITAL TELEVISION OR DTV:  Cable television service provided through
digital technology.
 
     DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE OR DBS:  A satellite service of one or more
entertainment or information program channels that can be received directly
using an antenna on the subscriber's premises.
 
     ELECTRONIC COMMERCE:  Conducting business and financial transactions
through broadband interactivity and internet services.
 
     EXPANDED BASIC:  A cable programming service tier that offers more services
than basic programming.
 
     FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION OR FCC:  The United States government
agency established in 1934 to regulate electronic communications.
 
     FIBER OPTICS:  A communication medium that uses hair-thin glass fibers to
transmit signals over long distances with minimum signal loss or distortion.
 
     FRANCHISING AUTHORITY:  The municipal, county or state government entity
that grants a cable operator a franchise to construct and operate a cable
television system within the bounds of that entity's governmental authority.
 
     HEADEND:  The control center of a cable television system, where incoming
signals are amplified, converted, processed and combined into a multiplex along
with an origination cablecasting, for transmission to customers.
 
     HIGH SPEED CABLE ACCESS:  High speed access to the worldwide web that is
provided over the cable hybrid fiber coaxial plant.
 
     HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS:  High speed access to the worldwide web that is
provided over the cable hybrid fiber coaxial plant.
 
     HOMES PASSED:  The number of living units, such as single residence homes,
apartments and condominium units, passed by the cable television distribution
network in a given cable system service area.
 
     HYBRID FIBER OPTIC/COAXIAL ARCHITECTURE, OR HFC ARCHITECTURE:  A type of
distribution network used.
 
     IMPULSE PAY-PER-VIEW:  The ability for the subscriber to select
pay-per-view programming selections through the cable system without placing a
separate telephone call.
 
     INTERACTIVE CABLE SYSTEM:  A network that has the capability of information
flow in both directions. Examples include impulse Pay-per-view, interactive
data, and telephony service.
 
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