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Charter Communications Orders Up Charter Music To-Go

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                    High-Speed Internet Customers Can Fill
                 Portable Music Players with Unlimited Songs

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) today launched Charter Music To-Go enabling consumers to utilize the latest portable music technology. Charter Music To-Go is a new tier added to Charter Music, Charter's popular premium music service. This launch provides Charter High-Speed(TM) Internet customers a new way to enjoy Charter Music through a subscription-based service to download music to portable devices. Charter Music To-Go customers now have access to a music library of more than two million songs from which to download and play music.

"Charter Music To-Go provides our customers with even more choice and flexibility," said J. Schelstrate, Charter Senior Director of High-Speed Internet. "Once they discover how easy it is to access their favorite digital music anytime and anywhere, they'll wonder how they ever got along without it."

In addition to the ability to purchase music downloads individually, Charter Music To-Go enables customers to download personalized playlists to more than 25 compatible MP3 players as part of their subscription. The music is available to the customer for the duration of the subscription. Charter Music To-Go is available to high-speed Internet customers for $9.99 per month.

Charter Music To-Go provides customers with access to exclusive song titles, music videos, editorial play lists, album artwork, artists' discographies and biographies, and exposure to hot new artists, all of which are available in CD quality audio.

    Charter Music To-Go features:

     *  Enormous Music Catalog:  Over two million tracks from all four major
        record labels -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music
        Group and Warner Music Group -- as well as tracks from over 25,000
        independent labels.

     *  One Low Monthly Price:  Customers can discover and experience music
        without incurring additional costs for each track and album they want
        by providing an "all-you-can-download" subscription for one low
        monthly price.  Unlike other online music offerings, it's
        unlimited -- there is no cost per tune. The music is available to the
        customer for the duration of the subscription.

     *  Easy-To-Use:  Provides customers with an easy way to download music,
        create personalized playlists and manage music between their PC and
        portable device.

     *  Music Anywhere:  Enables Charter Music To-Go customers to transfer
        unlimited tracks, albums and unique user-created playlists from their
        PC onto their compatible portable device or MP3 player included in the
        flat monthly fee.

     *  Music to Burn:  Customers who want to purchase and "burn" a music
        track onto a CD can do so by purchasing the song for 99 cents per

Charter Music is powered by MusicNet, the world's leading business-to-business digital music service provider. MusicNet offers the single largest available online subscription music library, including licensed tracks from all major record labels as well as thousands of independent labels.

Synacor, a leading provider of private-label portal technology, is handling the integration of all premium online content services for Synacor's software platform supports the integration of a variety of premium online services accessible via a single user-ID, password and interface, along with the ability for Charter to add these services directly to the cable bill.

"Charter continues to prove its commitment to its high-speed Internet customers," said Ron Frankel, Synacor President and Chief Executive Officer. "With the addition of the new Music To-Go service, Charter is opening up new channels for their customers to experience music, creating a convenient, one-stop shop for all their digital music needs."

    Charter Communications:
    Press:                         Analysts:
    David Andersen                 Mary Jo Moehle
    314/543-2213                   314/543-2397
    Scott Samson

SOURCE  Charter Communications, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  media, David Andersen, 1-314-543-2213, or analysts, Mary Jo
Moehle, +1-314-543-2397, both of Charter Communications; or Scott Samson of
Synacor, +1-310-320-2010,
    /Web site:

CO:  Charter Communications, Inc.; Synacor; MusicNet
ST:  Missouri

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