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                                   Before the


                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                         )                          
     Charter Communications, Inc.,            )                          
     Complainant,                             )                          
                                                  File No. EB-05-MD-030  
     v.                                       )                          
     Union Electric Company d/b/a AmerenUE,   )                          
     Respondent.                              )                          

                               ORDER OF DISMISSAL

   Adopted:  January 9, 2008 Released:  January 9, 2008

   By the Deputy Chief, Market Disputes Resolution Division, Enforcement

    1. On November 30, 2005, Charter Communications, Inc. ("Charter") filed a
       complaint pursuant to section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934,
       as amended ("Act"), against Union Electric Company d/b/a AmerenUE
       ("AmerenUE"). In short, Charter alleged that AmerenUE unlawfully
       attempted to collect the "telecommunications rate" for pole
       attachments it used to provide telephone service using Voice over
       Internet Protocol.

    2. On December 17, 2007, the parties filed a Joint Notice of Settlement
       and Motion to Dismiss, advising the Commission that they have "reached
       a settlement of their disputes" and asking the Commission to dismiss
       the Complaint with prejudice. We grant the Motion. Dismissing the
       Complaint will serve the public interest by promoting the private
       resolution of disputes and eliminating the expenditure of further time
       and resources of the parties and the Commission.

    3. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 4(i), 4(j), and 224
       of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. S:S: 154(i),
       154(j), and 224, and sections 1.1401-1.1418 of the Commission's rules,
       47 C.F.R. S:S: 1.1401-1.1418, and the authority delegated by sections
       0.111 and 0.311 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111,
       0.311, that the above-captioned complaint IS DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE
       in its entirety and the proceeding is TERMINATED.


   Lisa B. Griffin

   Deputy Chief

   Market Disputes Resolution Division

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 224.

   See Complaint, File No. EB-05-MD-030 (filed Nov. 30, 2005) ("Complaint").

   Joint Notice of Settlement and Motion to Dismiss, File No. EB-05-MD-030
   (filed Dec. 17, 2007) ("Motion").

   Federal Communications Commission DA-08-48


   Federal Communications Commission DA-08-48