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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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 students. Utilizing Chattanooga’s gigabit network, Adagio’s cloud-based platform drastically lowers the financial and technological barriers to mixing audio – students and professionals alike have access to studio-quality tools right from their browser.

Chattanooga
2014

The Gigabit Advantage

Large single-track music files are stored in the cloud and can be downloaded seemlessly to any user. Low-latency networks solve common issue of sync in music remixing, allows for seemless collaboration across town, and real-time feedback from one user to another working on the same piece of music.

Outcomes

Winner of Co.Lab‘s 48-Hour Launch and awarded funding during the Gigabit Community Fund’s first round in 2014, Adagio has since been demoed in London at Mozilla’s annual MozFest as well as at the National Science Foundation’s CyberLearning 2015 conference in Arlington, VA. Jonathan and Adagio also worked with teachers from the Barger Academy of Fine Arts, a magnet school in the Gig City, to develop curricula around the tool; they’ve also been featured during Chattanooga’s Startup Week and the opening of the Public Library’s GigLab. They further participated in GIGTANK 2016.

Learn more about Adagio

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.