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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/04/1999
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                                   BUSINESS
 
OVERVIEW
 
     We are the fourth largest operator of cable television systems in the
United States, serving approximately 6.2 million customers, after giving effect
to our pending acquisitions. We are currently the seventh largest operator of
cable television systems in the United States serving approximately 3.7 million
customers as of June 30, 1999.
 
     We offer a full range of traditional cable services. Our service offerings
include the following programming packages:
 
     - basic programming;
 
     - expanded basic programming;
 
     - premium service; and
 
     - pay-per-view television programming.
 
     As part of our Wired World vision, we are also beginning to offer an array
of new services including:
 
     - digital television;
 
     - interactive video programming; and
 
     - high-speed Internet access.
 
We are also exploring opportunities in telephony.
 
     These new products and services will take advantage of the significant
bandwidth of our cable systems. We are accelerating the upgrade of our cable
systems to more quickly provide these products and services.
 
     For the year ended December 31, 1998, pro forma for our merger with Marcus
Holdings and the acquisitions we completed during 1998 and 1999, our revenues
were approximately $1.7 billion. For the six months ended June 30, 1999, pro
forma for our merger with Marcus Holdings and the acquisitions we completed
during 1999, our revenues were approximately $910 million. Pro forma for our
merger with Marcus Holdings and our recent and pending acquisitions, for the
year ended December 31, 1998, our revenues would have been approximately $2.7
billion. Pro forma for our merger with Marcus Holdings and our recent and
pending acquisitions, for the six months ended June 30, 1999, our revenues would
have been approximately $1.4 billion.
 
     Mr. Allen, the principal owner of our ultimate parent company and one of
the computer industry's visionaries, has long believed in a Wired World in which
cable technology will facilitate the convergence of television, computers and
telecommunications. We believe cable's ability to deliver voice, video and data
at high speeds will enable it to serve as the primary platform for the delivery
of new services to the home and workplace.
 
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