Gigabit Community Fund
Next-generation networks with the power to transform learning.
What is Mozilla Gigabit?
The Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund provides grant funding in select U.S. communities to support pilot tests of gigabit technologies such as virtual reality, 4K video, artificial intelligence, and their related curricula. In so doing, our goal is to increase participation in technology innovation in support of a healthy Internet where all people are empowered, safe, and independent online.
The Gigabit Approach
Our approach to taking gigabit discoveries out of the lab and into the field is threefold:
Fund and Support
We support the development of gigabit applications and associated curricula through the Gigabit Community Fund. Grants support pilots that take gigabit technologies out of the lab and into learning spaces in select cities across the United States.
Innovate and Spread
We catalyze the creation, adoption, and spread of these innovations through Hive Learning Networks. Hives are a local network of teachers, informal educators, technologists, and community members working together to advance the promise of the web for learning.
Scale and Grow
We leverage Mozilla’s national networks to share these successes across Hive cities, other gigabit cities, and beyond. Our open innovation practices facilitate the adoption of gigabit technologies by diverse new communities of users.
Where are Mozilla Gigabit Cities
Get in touch with your local Gigabit Hive community
Mozilla, the National Science Foundation and U.S. Ignite announce $300,000 in grants for gigabit internet projects in Eugene, OR and Lafayette, LAContinue readingSee all blog posts
Local students are learning how to build their own air synthesizer by using Python coding languages and a Raspberry Pi. The resulting technology, Stage Genies, will be showcased by the Chattanooga Ballet at an event in downtown Chattanooga.Continue readingSee all projects
Gigabit Project Portfolio
Learn more about projects that are transforming education through gigabit technology.
Find a Project
Lead Org: Austin Free-Net
Accelerate, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training will leverage gigabit connectivity to design an augmented reality tool that supports entry level IT learning for adults. [...]
Lead Org: Adagio
The brainchild of Gig City Production‘s Jonathan Susman, Adagio is a cloud-based remote audio mixing tool co-developed with UTC Computer Science Professor Craig Tannis and several of his graduate stud [...]
Lead Org: Bonner Springs Fire Department
The Bonner Springs Fire Department led this project to develop a specialized training system that equips first response trainees with heads-up displays (currently Google Glass) to share live video and [...]
Lead Org: Genesee Intermediate School District
The proposed pilot provides a new platform for cyber learning, biology research, and citizen science across cities, schools, and science centers. This iniatitive is a cross-city collaboration building [...]
The University of Kansas seeks to deploy Population Health strategies in smart cities through the design of smart, sustainable, and affordable prefabricated housing. University of Kansas students will [...]
Lead Org: Trinity Animation
Trinity Animation will use high realism medical VR for anatomical education, both local on HTC VIVE and remote via gigabit monitoring. [...]
Lead Org: GeonCode
Viditor is an open-source, collaborative video editor, leveraging gigabit speed to allow multiple users to create and edit projects in real time and from any device with a modern browser. It was the [...]
Lead Org: V Form Alliance
Youth Powered LLC will work with students to create virtual field trips to landmarks in KS and MO that are important to black history. [...]
Science classes from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences partnered with Hixson High School to build a real-time water quality monitoring network, using big data to effect environmental ch [...]
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We offer global and local opportunities that facilitate group and in-person collaboration. Join us!
If you’re interested in learning more about the funding priorities and processes for this round, please join us for this RFP Information Session by viewing the live webstream at the link below. A recording will be made available following the session.
Ford Alumni Center - Lee Barlow Giustina Ballroom - 1720 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403
Come meet with local innovators, educators, entrepreneurs, students, and community advocates and learn about what it means to be a Mozilla Gigabit City.
Austin Convention Center - 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo, presented by U.S. Ignite, brings together over 200 Cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices.
Mozilla's San Francisco Office - 2 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are partnering to give away $2M in prizes for wireless solutions that help connect the unconnected. Full details at wirelesschallenge.mozilla.org. This meet-up will cover the WINS Challenges, and includes a panel of local community wireless networking experts and an opportunity to network with others interested in the Challenges.
Plexpod Westport Commons - 300 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
The 2017 Gigabit City Summit goes beyond the smart city hype to prepare cities to pursue sustainable community change models. Powered by KC Digital Drive, the event explores opportunities for investing in a tech-capable infrastructure and the steps needed to continue to grow and evolve.