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InvestorsMay 4, 2004

Charter Selects Cedar Point’s Safari³ C Voice Switch

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ST. LOUIS – Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) today announced the selection of Cedar Point Communications, Inc., SAFARI C³ Media Switching System for use in the strategic deployment of voice-over-IP (VoIP) in select markets.

Cedar Point's selection was the result of a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by Charter, according to Mark Barber, Vice President of Telephony, who said the initial rollout will be in Charter's Northeast Operating Division.

“The simplicity of Cedar Point's integrated solution and their having been qualified at CableLabs® to PacketCable™ specifications, were key factors in our selection of Cedar Point as a vendor,” Mr. Barber said.

“Voice deployments unquestionably have become one of the top priorities for cable system operators,” said George Kassas, founder and executive vice president, business development for Cedar Point Communications. “We believe that increased activity in the telephony space by Charter, an industry leader across the spectrum of broadband services, underlines the importance of this category to the industry in general. We look forward to working with them to bring cable voice to their strategic markets.”

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™ and Charter High-Speed Internet Service™. Charter also provides business to business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through its Commercial Services Division. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at

About Cedar Point Communications

Cedar Point Communications has created and commercialized SAFARI C³™ Media Switching System, the first integrated, packet-based Class 5 voice switch tailored exclusively to the cable operator's telephony and broadband media needs. Based on CableLabsâ PacketCable specifications, SAFARI C³'s Carrier Class Cable (C³) architecture is a cost-efficient, less complex alternative to current circuit switched and distributed soft-switching cable telephony options, and provides an elegant migration path from legacy circuit voice deployments. Cedar Point is backed by a high-level group of investors that includes JP Morgan Partners, STAR Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Battery Ventures, Comcast Interactive Capital and Ascent Venture Partners. The company is based in Derry, N.H., with additional offices in Denver, CO. For more information, please visit

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