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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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                                                                Exhibit 10.17(c)

                              CONSULTING AGREEMENT

         This CONSULTING AGREEMENT is made as of the _____ day of November, 1999
by and between Howard L. Wood, an individual residing in the State of Missouri
(the "CONSULTANT"), and Charter Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation
("CCI").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

         WHEREAS, the Consultant is a party to an Employment Agreement (the
"Employment Agreement"), dated as of December 23, 1998, with Charter
Communications, Inc. (now known as Charter Investment, Inc.);

         WHEREAS, the Employment Agreement has been terminated pursuant to a
letter agreement dated the date hereof;

         WHEREAS, CCI desires to have the benefits of the Consultant's knowledge
and experience in the cable television industry by having the Consultant render
consulting services to CCI on the terms and conditions set forth herein;

         WHEREAS, the Consultant desires to render services to CCI on the terms
and conditions set forth herein;

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter
set forth, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

1.   Duties. CCI hereby agrees to retain the Consultant as a consultant to CCI
and the Consultant agrees to render consulting services to CCI subject to the
terms and conditions hereof. The Consultant
 shall provide such consulting
services and shall be responsible for such duties as the President and Chief
Executive Officer ("CEO") of CCI may reasonably determine from time to time. The
Consultant shall not be required to devote no more than 120 hours during the
Initial Term or any Renewal Term to the provision of consulting services to CCI.

2.   Term. The term of this Agreement shall commence as of the closing of the
initial public offering of the common stock of CCI (the "IPO CLOSING") and shall
terminate on the first anniversary of the IPO Closing (the "INITIAL TERM");
provided, however, that the Initial Term shall be extended and this Agreement
shall automatically be renewed for successive one-year periods ("RENEWAL TERMS")
unless (i) this Agreement is terminated in accordance with the provisions of
Section 5 hereof, or (ii) the Consultant or CCI provides written notice to the
other of such party's desire not to extend this Agreement at