Mike Bruno
January 23, 2009 AT 07:13 PM EST

The Senate is expected to pass a bill delaying the transition to digital television broadcasting to June 12, according to the Associated Press. Broadcasters were originally supposed to switch from analog to digital signals on Feb. 17, but legislators have expressed concern that too many Americans still rely on analog TV sets. More than 6.5 million U.S.households are still not prepared for the digital transition, according to Nielsen, and would be left without TV if the switch happens next month. If the bill pushing the transition to June passes the Senate next week, it would then move onto the House, where a quick vote is expected to meet the looming Feb. 17 deadline.

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