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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 09/28/1999
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    THE COMBINED OPERATIONS OF PEGASUS CABLE TELEVISION OF CONNECTICUT, INC.
       AND THE MASSACHUSETTS OPERATIONS OF PEGASUS CABLE TELEVISION, INC.
 

                     NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION:
 
     These financial statements reflect the results of operations and financial
position of Pegasus Cable Television of Connecticut, Inc. ("PCT-CT"), a wholly
owned subsidiary of Pegasus Cable Television, Inc. ("PCT"), and the
Massachusetts Operations of Pegasus Cable Television, Inc. ("PCT-MA" or the
"Massachusetts Operations") (referred herein as the "Combined Operations"). PCT
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pegasus Media & Communications, Inc. ("PM&C").
PM&C is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pegasus Communications Corporation ("PCC").
 
     On July 21, 1998, PCT sold the assets of its Combined Operations to Avalon
Cable of New England, LLC. for $30.1 million. In January 1997, PCT sold the
assets of its only other operating division, a cable television system that
provided service to individual and commercial subscribers in New Hampshire (the
"New Hampshire Operations") for $7.1 million.
 
     In presenting the historical financial position, results of operations and
cash flows of the Combined Operations, it has been necessary to eliminate the
results and financial position of the New Hampshire Operations. Many items are
identifiable as relating to the New Hampshire or Massachusetts divisions as PCT
has historically separated results of operations as well as billing and
collection activity. However, in certain areas, assumptions and estimates have
been required in order to eliminate the New Hampshire Operations for periods
prior to its sale. For purposes of eliminating the following balances: Prepaid
expenses and other; Deposits and other; Accounts payable; and Accrued expenses,
balances have been apportioned between the New Hampshire Operations and the
Massachusetts Operations on the basis of subscriber counts. Amounts due to and
due from affiliates have been allocated to PCT-MA and are included in these
financial statements.
 
     Prior to October 1996, BDI Associates, L.P. provided substantial support
services such as finance, accounting and human resources to PCT. Since October
1996, these services have been provided by PCC. All non-accounting costs of PCC
are allocated on the basis of average time spent servicing the divisions, while
the costs of the accounting function are allocated on the basis of revenue. In
the opinion of management, the methods used in allocating costs from PCC are
reasonable; however, the costs of these services as allocated are not
necessarily indicative of the costs that would have been incurred by the
Combined Operations on a stand-alone basis.
 
     The financial information included herein may not necessarily reflect the
results of operations, financial position and cash flows of the Combined
Operations in the future or what they would have been had it been a separate,
stand-alone entity during the periods presented.
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:
 
  Use of Estimates in the Preparation of Financial Statements:
 
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses, assets and
liabilities and disclosure of contingencies. Actual results could differ from
those estimates.
 
  Property and Equipment:
 
     Property and equipment are stated at cost. The cost and related accumulated
depreciation of assets sold, retired, or otherwise disposed of are removed from
the respective accounts, and any
 
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