Google has announced it will select a city where it will install a super-fast Internet network; about 600 communities have already applied for the experiment to test the viability of such a network. "Google hasn't been specific about the criteria in selecting which community will get the experimental fiber optic hookup, simply saying it wants to increase Internet access and spur competition. The service would offer connection speeds of 1 gigabit per second -- 100 times faster than many high-speed home connections, the company said. Communities have reacted to the project in force. The company said it also received more than 190,000 responses from individuals. 'We've seen cities rename themselves, great YouTube videos, public rallies and hundreds of grass-roots Facebook groups come to life, all with the goal of bringing ultra-high-speed broadband to their communities,' Google said."