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
Building an App from the Ground Up
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 other education programs. Under the guidance of CDM’s Randy Jestice and James Candan of Spartan System, a group of teen volunteers has researched, designed and built a scavenger hunt app featuring some of the museum’s entomological exhibits.
The Gigabit Advantage
MAP participants built immersive learning environments that load in real time, with no waiting or lag dragging down participant engagement.
In developing this immersive learning tool, the students have done everything from the art elements to programming the game itself; a separate teen A/V team filmed and edited videos of the project while in progress, as well as handling all social media updates and the project blog. In many ways, the MAPs team has evolved into their own development company, serving Chattanooga’s young museum-goers. Funded during the second round of the Gigabit Community Fund, the project demoed at the Mini Maker Faire during Startup Week; a beta version of Critter Catch, their app, is nearing release.
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