On February 10 Google announced plans to build high-speed fiber-optic broadband networks in select communities across the U.S. later this year. The technology giant has invited communities to apply to be one of the first test locations for the project. In the test communities, Internet will run as fast as 1 gigabit per second. Currently most operate at less than 10 megabits per second. The deadline for applications is March 26, 2010.