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Bill to delay digital TV switch passes US House

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A bill to delay the nationwide switch to digital television signals by about four months passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The U.S. Senate passed the bill seeking a delay late last month, and President Barack Obama said he intends to sign it.

Efforts to delay the transition date to June 12 from Feb 17 have been fueled by concern that 20 million mostly poor, elderly and rural households are not ready for the congressionally mandated switch. (Reporting by Kim Dixon; editing by Leslie Gevirtz)

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