LONDON�The BBC has confirmed that another group of new transmitters has been turned up, and that nationwide coverage of the DAB network has reached 96 percent. �
The goal for the BBC is to have 97 percent coverage of the entire U.K. by the end of this year.�
Areas now covered by the DAB network include Ipswich, the Isle of Man, and the Kintyre Peninsula, according toa516digital.com. Glossop, which went live on the 19th of June provides DAB coverage of the BBC’s national stations to 9,700 homes in and around the town. �Other new transmitter sites in Northern Derbyshire such as Birch Vale (for Hayfield and New Mills), Ladder Hill (for Chapel-en-le-Frith and Whaley Bridge) and Calver Peak (for Calver and Stoney Middleton) provide coverage for BBC’s national DAB digital radio services in some of the most difficult-to-cover parts of the Peak District.�
Rural areas require more transmitters because each transmitter only increases household coverage by a small fraction; population density is low.� However, the many filler transmitter sites ensure better in-car reception through the countryside.