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

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Gigabit Project Portfolio

Learn more about projects that are transforming education through gigabit technology.

Find a Project

Chicago
Kansas City

3D Multi-School Learning

Lead Org: aSTEAM Village

A project featuring next gen telepresence technology to teach Computer Programming and Video Game Design, providing a key STEAM pathway for students in a multi-school setting. [...]

Austin

Accelerate, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training

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. [...]

Chattanooga

Adagio

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 [...]

Kansas City

Augmented Reality

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 [...]

Chattanooga

Building an App from the Ground Up

Lead Org: Creative Discovery Museum, Spartan Systems Inc.

A collaboration between the Creative Discovery Museum‘s Museum Apprentice Program and developers from Spartan Systems, Inc., Building an App from the Ground, Up is both a platform and toolbox for othe [...]

Kansas City

CERN+KC Gigabit Challenge

Lead Org: ElevateEDU

A citizen science project leveraging gigabit capacity to support CERN's Large Hadron Collider and provide science and technology lessons. [...]

Chattanooga
Flint

Cross-City Gigabit Enabled Learning Platform

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 [...]

Chattanooga

devLearn

Lead Org: devLearn

From a nascent idea for a mobile learn-to-code app, Duncan Ingram, Inc. developers Tim Coy and Jonathan Williams brought devLearn to life at Hackanooga – Chattanooga’s second annual weekend of civic h [...]

Austin

Digital Mock City Council

Lead Org: Austin Monitor

Digital Mock City Council is an online, open-source, digital budget debate platform and curriculum designed for middle and high school students to explore civic challenges and priorities. [...]

Chattanooga

Eduity

Lead Org: Eduity, LLC

The Community Technology Leadership Program takes the technology leadership program model from the corporate setting to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) make greater use of ultrafast netw [...]

Kansas City

Gigabit Cafe

Lead Org: Roncilliation Services

This project piloted the first public test of the Software Lending Library in Kansas City. The project aims to bring the benefits of gigabit internet connectivity to clients and neighbors in an unders [...]

Austin

Gigabit Girls - Austin Public Housing

Lead Org: Latinitas

This VR introductory course will be taught to girls engaged with Latinitas programming and living in Austin Public Housing. The project will also include recruitment of VR professionals to support the [...]

Austin

Gigabit VR: MBK Coding WebVR Scenes

Lead Org: Changing Expectations

To foster an inclusive computing culture, Changing Expectations will add WebVR coding projects to the My Brother's Keeper Coding Makerspace to prepare boys of color for the VR workforce. The MBK stude [...]

Chattanooga

GigBridge

Lead Org: GlobalEXCEL

GigBridge, proposed by GPS senior Anjali Chandra and funded through the second round of the Gigabit Community Fund, leveraged the gig to connect students via streaming video at Chattanooga Girls Leade [...]

Chattanooga

Gigtank 4K: Scaling from Micro to Macro

Lead Org: Enterprise Center

The project harnesses the power of the Gig and 4K video microscopy to create connections and collaborations for powerful STEM learning opportunities in Chattanooga and beyond. A team participating in [...]

Chattanooga

Giving Garden Technology Lab Project

Lead Org: Catoosa County Public School System

The Giving Garden Tech Lab project allows students to experience Life Science in a new, interactive way utilizing innovative technology, like virtual reality and 4K streaming. [...]

Chattanooga

Global Kids Chattanooga Haunts

Lead Org: Global Kids

Haunts is a STEM program for youth ages 14-18 that supports historical-based community exploration through geo-locative game development. [...]

Kansas City

Housing Smart Cities

Lead Org: University of Kansas, School of Architecture, Design & Planning

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 [...]

Chattanooga

Hyperlocal Hyperaudio

Lead Org: Hyperaudio, Inc.

Hyperaudio, Inc. – designers of an open-source tool for remixing audio and video – partnered with the Chattanooga Public Library to produce a “hyperlocal” platform tied to archival material fromWTCI, [...]

Kansas City

Immersive VR for Local and Remote Medical and Anatomical Education

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. [...]

Chattanooga

Input Genies - Technology and Curriculum

Lead Org: Studio MindStride

Input Genies teaches youth how to code or build tools for other youth, who cannot easily use a keyboard or mouse. [...]

Chattanooga

LOLA in the classroom

Lead Org: The Enterprise Center

Hamilton County Department of Education, the Enterprise Center and the Public Education Foundation are using LOw LAtency technology to expand access to arts education across the city of Chattanooga, a [...]

Kansas City
Chattanooga

Minecraft Oculus Rift for Community Development

Lead Org: Kansas City Public Library

This virtual reality project piloted by the Kansas City Public Library gave kids a way to design their ideal neighborhood in two of Kansas City's urban areas through and provided a gamed-up way to bui [...]

Chattanooga

Next Generation Professional Learning

Lead Org: Hamilton County Department of Education

This project creates a collaborative lab for teacher professional learning by harnessing the gigabit network, utilizing multiple telepresence robots and leveraging the experience across Hamilton Count [...]

Kansas City

Northland CAPS

Lead Org: Northland CAPS

High school students at Northland CAPS worked with business partners to develop a suite of application based communications, monitoring and treatment tools for clinicians and high-risk patients to red [...]

Kansas City

Open Data 3D Models

Lead Org: PlanIT Impact

PlanIT Impact is putting its big data 3D modeling technology in the hands of students in Kansas City to advance education around sustainable design. Summer semester architecture students at the Kans [...]

Kansas City
Chattanooga

Pennez: Read2Think

Lead Org: Pennez

Pennez is a live- time digital assessment tool for measuring a child’s reading fluency. The application utilizes machine learning technology to assess speed, vocabulary, understanding, sight word, pro [...]

Kansas City

PlanIT Impact KC

Lead Org: PlanIt Impact

A first of its kind platform, the PlanIT Impact application provides visually immersive feedback about envrionmental impact and building design based on open geospatial data and the development projec [...]

Kansas City

Project Bright Spots

Lead Org: The Lean Lab

Using the gig as a collaboration tool for video and live sharing, The Lean Lab aims to rapidly spur community dialogue and space for collaboration around innovation in education by sharing examples of [...]

Chattanooga

Raspberry Python Music Genie

Lead Org: Art120

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 Bal [...]

Kansas City

SensED IoT Student Innovation Challenge

Lead Org: KC Social Innovation Center

SensED is a project-based social innovation program for 7-12 graders to highlight and provide real-world experiences in the emerging field of Internet of Things. The project will (1) create a mapped c [...]

Chattanooga

Streaming 4K Content for Learning Experiences

Lead Org: Enterprise Center

4K streaming content in Ultra-HD creates engaging learning environments through enhanced access to community assets for learners in three schools and two community centers. Utilizing real-time streami [...]

Kansas City

TechHawks

Lead Org: FitNet

TechHawks is a a fitness initative delivering real-time monitoring and robust metrics to curb obesity via the FitNet app, shaping how families manage and understand wellness. Fitnet and the University [...]

Kansas City
Austin

The Gigabots Cross City Connected Robotics

Lead Org: Big Bang

The Gigabots bring real-time internet connectivity to educational robotics platforms between schools in Kansas City and Austin, TX. [...]

Chattanooga

The GigLab

Lead Org: Chattanooga Public Library

The GigLab is a unique space offering public access to gigabit enabled tools, technology and education. Housed on the celebrated 4th Floor, this second round Gigabit Community Fund project pushes the [...]

Kansas City

Urban Farming Guys Smart Greenhouse

Lead Org: The Urban Farming Guys

Urban Farming Guys IoT Smart Greenhouse and aquaponics will benefit the local community via food production and education through an open source community. [...]

Chattanooga

ViatoR VR

Lead Org: ViatoR, LLC

ViatoR uses VR to submerge users in an immersive environment for an interactive, engaging language learning experience. [...]

Chattanooga

Viditor

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 [...]

Kansas City

Virtual Realities in Culture: Explorations of the African Diaspora

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. [...]

Austin

Virtual Reality STEM Lessons

Lead Org: UT Foundation (UofT UTeach Outreach)

UTeach will design robust, validated, lessons for gigabit-connected middle school classrooms that support Google Expeditions and Unity game design software to create virtual reality experiences that i [...]

Chattanooga

Wireless Earth Watchdogs

Lead Org: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Hixson High School

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 [...]

Austin

World Explorer Virtual Exchange

Lead Org: PenPal Schools

PenPal Schools connects over 100,000 students (ages 9+) in 170 countries to collaborate through high-quality online courses and learn about global challenges while practicing essential technology skil [...]

Gigabit Events

We offer global and local opportunities that facilitate group and in-person collaboration. Join us!

June 26-28, 2017

2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

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.