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     - any entity or party required to be insured under any contract or
which may now exist, may have previously existed, or may hereafter be created or
     Charter Investment expensed approximately $5,498,000 for the six months
ended June 30, 1999, approximately $603,000 for the year ended December 31,
1998, approximately $172,100 for the year ended December 31, 1997, and
approximately $108,000, for the year ended December 31, 1996, relating to
insurance allocations.
     Paul G. Allen or certain affiliates of Mr. Allen, own equity interests or
warrants to purchase equity interests in various entities which provide a number
of our subsidiaries with services or programming. Among these entities are High
Speed Access, WorldGate, Wink, ZDTV, LLC, USA Networks and Oxygen Media, Inc.
These affiliates include Charter Investment and Vulcan Ventures. Mr. Allen owns
100% of the equity of Vulcan Ventures, and is the President, Chief Executive
Officer and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Savoy is also a Vice President and a
director of Vulcan Ventures.
     HIGH SPEED ACCESS.  High Speed Access is a provider of high-speed Internet
access over cable modems. In November 1998, Charter Investment entered into a
systems access and investment agreement with Vulcan Ventures and High Speed
Access and a related network services agreement with High Speed Access.
Additionally, Vulcan Ventures and High Speed Access entered into a programming
content agreement. Under these agreements, High Speed Access will have exclusive
access to at least 750,000 of our homes with an installed cable drop from our
cable system or which is eligible for a cable drop by virtue of our cable system
passing the home. The term of the systems access and investment agreement
continues until midnight of the day High Speed Access ceases to provide High
Speed Access services to cable subscribers in any geographic area or region. The
term of the network services agreement is, as to a particular cable system, five
years from the date revenue billing commences for that cable system and,
following this initial term, the network services agreement automatically renews
itself on a year-to-year basis. Additionally, we can terminate our exclusivity
rights, on a system-by-system basis, if High Speed Access fails to meet
performance benchmarks or otherwise breaches the agreements including their
commitment to provide content designated by Vulcan Ventures. The programming
content agreement is effective until terminated for any breach and will
automatically terminate upon the expiration of the systems access and investment
agreement. During the term of the agreements, High Speed Access has agreed not
to deploy WorldGate, Web TV, digital television or related products in the
market areas of any committed system or in any area in which we operate a cable
system. All of Charter Investment's operations take place at the subsidiary
level and it is through Charter Investment that we derive our rights and
obligations with respect to High Speed Access. Under the terms of the network
services agreement, we split revenue with High Speed Access based on set
percentages of gross revenues in each category of service. The programming
content agreement provides each of Vulcan Ventures and High Speed Access with a
license to use certain content and materials of the other on a non-exclusive,
royalty-free basis. Operations began in the first quarter of 1999. Net receipts
from High Speed Access for the six months ended June 30, 1999 were approximately
     Concurrently with entering into these agreements, High Speed Access issued
8 million shares of Series B convertible preferred stock to Vulcan Ventures at a
purchase price of $2.50 per share. Vulcan Ventures also subscribed to purchase
2.5 million shares of