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Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

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Whilst the higher frequency used by DAB may allow transmission of data faster than the lower frequency analogue FM, all the digital processing (both sender & receiver) has a speed impact. Hence why, as others have mentioned, the pips on DAB are later than on FM. It's the same reason why the BBC no longer has an analogue clock showing the second hand before the news: Analogue viewers see it before digital. (And on Freesat, HD is even slower than SD - by several seconds)

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