On Monday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to push back the impending digital transition by four months to June 12, and cable providers like Atlantic Broadband are left waiting in the wings. The House is expected to pass the proposal soon, too, easing concerns that too many people have not yet prepared for the transition currently scheduled to take place Feb. 17. Sam McGill, Atlantic Broadband vice president and general manager, said the company is "disappointed" in the delay. "We have already made the capital investment and we're ready," he added. Despite the advertising efforts of both the federal government and cable providers, the Nielsen Co. estimates that more than 6.5 million U.S. households that rely on analog television sets to pick up over-the-air broadcast signals could see their TV sets go dark next month if the transition is not postponed. President Barack Obama called for the transition to be postponed after the Commerce Department hit a $1.34 billion funding limit for government coupons that consumers may use to help pay for digital TV converter boxes. McGill wants to remind people that if their TV is hooked to a wall cable outlet, they are OK. "A digital box is required only if you get your channels from a traditional antenna," he said. "People are still calling us (confused)." Atlantic Broadband customers will not see an interruption in service when the digital transition does go into effect. Digital converter boxes are available in several locations around Aiken, including both Wal-Marts, located at 2035 Whiskey Road and 3581 Richland Ave. The Associated Press contributed to this article.