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AVALON CABLE OF MICHIGAN INC/ filed this Form S-4/A on 07/22/1999
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   The tables below summarize our existing technical profile and our technical
profile including work in progress projects, in each case on a pro forma basis,
including all completed and pending acquisitions except the Galaxy American
Communications acquisition, as of March 31, 1999. We expect to complete our
technical profile work in progress projects by year end 1999.
 

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                             330 MHz or Less 400 to 450 MHz 550 MHz or Greater
                             (Approximately  (Approximately   (Approximately
                                40 Analog      60+ Analog       78+ Analog
                                Channels)      Channels)        Channels)
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Existing Technical Profile
Michigan cluster:
  Number of systems.........         57             25               17
  Miles of plant............      3,408          2,796            1,992
  % miles of plant..........       41.6%          34.1%            24.3%
New England cluster:
  Number of systems.........          1              7                0
  Miles of plant............        197          1,012                0
  % miles of plant..........       16.3%          83.7%             0.0%
Total:
  Number of systems.........         58             32               17
  Miles of plant............      3,605          3,808            1,992
  % miles of plant..........       38.3%          40.5%            21.2%
 
Technical Profile Including
 Work-in-Progress Projects
Michigan cluster:
  Number of systems.........         56             24               19
  Miles of plant............      3,140          2,405            2,766
  % miles of plant..........       37.8%          28.9%            33.3%
New England cluster:
  Number of systems.........          1              7                0
  Miles of plant............        201          1,030                0
  % miles of plant..........       16.3%          83.7%             0.0%
Total:
  Number of systems.........         57             31               19
  Miles of plant............      3,341          3,435            2,766
  % miles of plant..........       35.0%          36.0%            29.0%
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   Over the next five years, we plan to spend approximately $76 million to
upgrade our existing systems and the systems we currently own, subject to
pending transactions. These capital expenditures, including the work in
progress reflected above, are expected to consist of:
 
  . approximately $45 million to upgrade the bandwidth capacity of these
    systems and to employ additional fiber in the related cable plant,
 
  . approximately $16 million for ongoing maintenance and replacement, and
 
  . approximately $15 million for installations and extensions to the related
    cable plant required as a result of growth in our subscriber base.
 
   Upon the completion of our planned upgrades, virtually all of the cable
plant included in these systems will have a bandwidth capacity of 450 MHz or
greater and approximately 85% will have a bandwidth capacity of 550 MHz or
greater.
 
   We expect that our planned use of fiber optic technology as an alternative
to coaxial cable will play a major role in allowing us to consolidate headend
facilities and to reduce amplifier cascades, thereby improving picture quality,
system reliability and headend and maintenance expenditures. Fiber optic
strands are capable of carrying hundreds of video, data and voice channels over
extended distances without the extensive signal
 
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