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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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upgrades in facilities and service or increased franchise fees as a condition of
renewal. Similarly, if a local franchising authority's consent is required for
the purchase or sale of a cable system or franchise, such local franchising
authority may attempt to impose more burdensome or onerous franchise
requirements in connection with a request for consent. Historically, most
franchises have been renewed for and consents granted to cable operators that
have provided satisfactory services and have complied with the terms of their
franchise.
 
     Under the 1996 Telecom Act, cable operators are not required to obtain
franchises for the provision of telecommunications services, and local
franchising authorities are prohibited from limiting, restricting, or
conditioning the provision of such services. In addition, local franchising
authorities may not require a cable operator to provide any telecommunications
service or facilities, other than institutional networks under certain
circumstances, as a condition of an initial franchise grant, a franchise
renewal, or a franchise transfer. The 1996 Telecom Act also provides that
franchising fees are limited to an operator's cable-related revenues and do not
apply to revenues that a cable operator derives from providing new
telecommunications services.
 
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