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Was just browsing the local paper (St.L.) at lunchtime - (not usually a source for broadband news(!)) - and happened across this IPO announcement (announced yesterday) from Charter Communications. Here's the link to newspaper's article:

Charter is one of the big cable companies in this region. Was bought last year by Paul Allen's group, and along with other acquisitions he's made, they've been combined into his "Wired World" initiative. Though I've always objected to their TV pricing schedule, I've been a captive of theirs, as they have the monopoly on cable service in my area of St. L. (In fact, I didn't realize that TCI was an even larger presence in the region, as I don't have access to their service in my community.) I must say that I've been impressed with their service and offerings re: cable modem. For now, it's the only game in town where I'm located, and SW Bell doesn't even have a timetable for roll-out of xDSL - so any local ISP's are held hostage by this RBOC.

According to Charter's internal news memo, this IPO is "scheduled" for sometime in late 3rd qtr. 1999 - (not far off).

May be worth looking into for those interested in broadband IPO's.

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