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S-1/A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 09/28/1999
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THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS IS NOT COMPLETE AND MAY BE
CHANGED. THESE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE SOLD UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED
WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS EFFECTIVE. THIS PRELIMINARY
PROSPECTUS IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL NOR DOES IT SEEK AN OFFER TO BUY THESE
SECURITIES IN ANY STATE WHERE THE OFFER OR SALE IS NOT PERMITTED.
 
   
                SUBJECT TO COMPLETION. DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1999.
    
 
[CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS LOGO]
   
                               170,000,000 Shares
    
 
                          CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
 
                              Class A Common Stock
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     This is an initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock of
Charter Communications, Inc. This prospectus relates to an offering of
144,500,000 shares in the United States and Canada. In addition, 25,500,000
shares are being offered outside the United States and Canada. All of the shares
of Class A common stock are being sold by Charter Communications, Inc.
    
 
   
     Prior to the offering, there has been no public market for the Class A
common stock. It is currently estimated that the initial public offering price
per share will be between $17 and $19. We have applied to have the Class A
common stock included for quotation on the Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol "CHTR".
    
 
   
     See "Risk Factors" beginning on page 15 to read about factors you should
consider before buying shares of the Class A common stock.
    
 
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     NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY OTHER REGULATORY
BODY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THESE SECURITIES OR PASSED UPON THE ADEQUACY
OR ACCURACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL
OFFENSE.
 
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Initial public offering price...........................     $           $
Underwriting discount...................................     $           $
Proceeds, before expenses, to us........................     $           $
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     To the extent that the underwriters sell more than 170,000,000 shares of
Class A common stock, the underwriters have the option to purchase up to an
additional 25,500,000 shares from Charter Communications, Inc. at the initial
public offering price less the underwriting discount.
    
 
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     The underwriters expect to deliver shares in New York, New York on
            , 1999.
    
 
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO.     BEAR, STEARNS & CO. INC.     MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
 
DONALDSON, LUFKIN & JENRETTE       MERRILL LYNCH & CO.      SALOMON SMITH BARNEY
 
            A.G. EDWARDS & SONS, INC.            M.R. BEAL & COMPANY
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                   Prospectus dated                   , 1999.