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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Accelerate, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training
Accelerate, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training will leverage gigabit connectivity to design an augmented reality tool that supports entry level IT learning for adults.
The Gigabit Advantage
In utilizing augmented reality platforms, participants will blend high-definition video, graphic tools, and GPS in a way that perform best over higher bandwidth. Participants will be tasked with uploading, downloading, and streaming content through a web-based software during the creation of the augmented reality tool.
With the grant from the Gigabit Community Fund, Austin Free-Net collaborated with Augzoon to build an Android-supported app using Unity, Vuforia, and the Android Development Kit. However, this project really expanded AFN’s ability to make requests for support from the local tech sector that support digitally divided communities. In the course of the work, AFN meet with several developers to talk through VR/AR project parameters. As a result, AFN can now accurately price services and the length of time needed to complete a project of this scope and approach skilled volunteers and donors with asks that support the future development of this work and other cutting edge technology projects that serve their community.
Learn more about Accelerate, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training
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