IT WAS uplifting to read that York has an ambition to become the digital infrastructure capital of the north (The Press, December 4), enabling download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

This is very useful to attract businesses using digital technology to come to York.

However, imagine how sick I feel, only two miles from the Dringhouses BT Exchange, achieving a speed of only 1.5 Mbps as I struggle to upload anything more than the odd email attachment.

York and BT must realise that companies contemplating moving to York need employees and these days those workers need to be connected to their office hub from home.

They are not going to like the crawling speeds in the outer environs of York and the surrounding country village dwellings. It is more a case of heads in the cloud than core in the cloud.

Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.