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424B3
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form 424B3 on 09/02/1999
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                                  THE OFFERING
 
THERE IS NO PUBLIC MARKET FOR THE NOTES. AN ACTIVE MARKET MAY NOT DEVELOP
CAUSING DIFFICULTIES FOR YOU IF YOU TRY TO RESELL THE NOTES.
 
     The new notes will be new securities for which there is currently no public
market. We do not intend to list the new notes on any national securities
exchange or quotation system. There can be no assurance as to the development of
any market or liquidity of any market that may develop for the new notes. If a
trading market does not develop or is not maintained, you may experience
difficulty in reselling new notes, or you may be unable to sell them at all.
 
IF YOU FAIL TO EXCHANGE YOUR ORIGINAL NOTES FOR NEW NOTES, SUCH ORIGINAL NOTES
WILL REMAIN SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER. ACCORDINGLY, THE LIQUIDITY OF
THE MARKET FOR THE ORIGINAL NOTES COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED.
 
     Holders of original notes who do not exchange their original notes for new
notes pursuant to the exchange offer will continue to be subject to the
restrictions on transfer of the original notes set forth in the legend on the
original notes. This is a consequence of the issuance of the original notes
pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the
registration requirements of the Securities Act. In general, original notes may
not be offered or sold, unless registered under the Securities Act, except
pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the
Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. If we complete the exchange
offer, we will not be required to register the original notes, and we do not
anticipate that we will register the original notes, under the Securities Act.
Additionally, to the extent that original notes are tendered and accepted in the
exchange offer, the aggregate principal amount of original notes outstanding
will decrease, with a resulting decrease in the liquidity of the market for the
original notes.
 
WE MAY NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO RAISE THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO FULFILL OUR
OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE NOTES FOLLOWING A CHANGE OF CONTROL OFFER. THIS WOULD
PLACE US IN DEFAULT UNDER THE INDENTURES GOVERNING THE NOTES.
 
     Under the indentures governing the notes, upon the occurrence of specified
change of control events, we will be required to offer to repurchase all
outstanding notes. However, we may not have sufficient funds at the time of the
change of control event to make the required repurchase of the notes. In
addition, a change of control would require the repayment of borrowings under
our credit facilities. Because the credit facilities are obligations of our
subsidiaries, the credit facilities would have to be repaid by our subsidiaries
before their assets could be used to repurchase the notes. Our failure to make
or complete an offer to repurchase the notes would place us in default under the
indentures.
 
THE 9.920% NOTES WILL BE ISSUED WITH ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT. CONSEQUENTLY,
HOLDERS OF 9.920% NOTES WILL GENERALLY BE REQUIRED TO INCLUDE AMOUNTS IN GROSS
INCOME FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES IN ADVANCE OF RECEIVING CASH.
 
     The 9.920% notes will be issued at a substantial discount from their stated
principal amount. As a result, purchasers of such notes generally will be
required to include the accrued portion of such discount in gross income, as
interest, for United States federal income tax purposes in advance of the
receipt of cash payments of such interest.
 
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