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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
     The Partnership is a Massachusetts limited partnership created pursuant to
a Limited Partnership Agreement, dated as of October 1, 1986, as amended (the
"Partnership Agreement"), by and among (1) Amrac Telecommunications as the
general partner (the "General Partner"), (2) Clear View Cablevision, Inc. as the
class A limited partner (the "Class A Limited Partner"), (3) Schuparra
Properties, Inc., as the class B limited partner (the "Class B Limited
Partner"), and (4) those persons admitted to the Partnership from time to time
as investor limited partners (the "Investor Limited Partner").
     The Partnership provides cable television service to the towns of Hadley
and Belchertown located in western Massachusetts. At May 28, 1998, the
Partnership provided services to approximately 5,100 customers residing in those
     The Partnership's cable television systems offer customer packages of basic
and cable programming services which are offered at a per channel charge or are
packaged together to form a tier of services offered at a discount from the
combined channel rate. The Partnership's cable television systems also provide
premium television services to their customers for an extra monthly charge.
Customers generally pay initial connection charges and fixed monthly fees for
cable programming and premium television services, which constitute the
principal sources of revenue for the Partnership.
     On October 7, 1997, the Partnership entered into a definitive agreement
with Avalon Cable of New England LLC ("Avalon New England") whereby Avalon New
England would purchase the assets and operations of the Partnership for
$7,500,000. This transaction was consummated and became effective on May 29,
1998. The assets and liabilities at May 28, 1998, have not been adjusted or
reclassified to reflect this transaction.
  Use of Estimates
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and use
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the
disclosure for contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reported period. Actual results may vary from estimates used.
  Cash and Cash Equivalents
     Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments purchased with
an initial maturity of three months or less.
  Revenue Recognition
     Revenue is recognized as cable television services are provided.
  Concentration of Credit Risk
     Financial instruments which potentially expose the Partnership to a
concentration of credit risk include cash, cash equivalents and subscriber and
other receivables. The Partnership does not believe that such deposits are
subject to any unusual credit risk beyond the normal credit risk associated with
operating its business. The Partnership extends credit to customers on an
unsecured basis in the normal course of business. The Partnership maintains
reserves for