In the News: Senate Votes to Postpone Digital TV Switch

After Obama administration aides raised concerns over the nation’s readiness to switch from analog-to-digital televisions, the Senate voted Monday to postpone the deadline for the changeover to June 12. The House, however, voted against the measure, putting the current Feb. 17 switch date in limbo. House Republicans have argued that postponing the date would confuse consumers and cost millions for broadcasters who have already planned for the transition. The Nielsen Co. estimates that more than 6.5 million U.S. households that rely on over-the-air broadcast signals are not prepared for the transition.

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