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

Featured Updates

Cine Joven Breaking Borders Project

Cine Joven will connect students from Austin, Texas to Monterrey, Mexico to co-create and share a 4K short film over high-bandwidth internet. The final film will be screened in Monterrey before a live audience with students present for a Q&A and will also be screened in Austin School of Film’s SXSW community arts screening event.

Austin
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

Gigabit speed internet will be used to upload/download 4K video files for editing, stream 4K video to local and foreign audiences and connect participants real-time through video conferencing.

Outcomes

Students participating in ASoF’s Cine Joven program will meet the National Standards for Arts Education as well as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Based on final finished film, evaluations address the student’s ability to (1) evolve and mold an initial concept; (2) successfully integrate varied sources and disciplines; and, (3) formulate workable structures and methodologies for implementing the work. Completed works are assessed for both a consistent and conceptually unified application of visual temporal, aural, and narrative ideas, as well as whether the work successfully elicits the artist’s intended reaction from the audience.

Learn more about Cine Joven Breaking Borders Project

Gigabit Events

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

March 8-9, 2018

IoT Escape Room Workshop

Chattanooga

As part of its work to champion Internet health and related issues like online privacy and security on connected devices, the Mozilla Foundation is hosting an Internet of Things (IoT) Escape Room workshop at in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Thursday, March 8, to Friday, March, 9th, 2018.

March 26-29, 2018

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo and US Ignite Application Summit

Kansas City

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

June 25-28, 2018

Gigabit City Summit

Kansas City

The Gigabit City Summit offers a unique, multidisciplinary program for cities in the midst of digital transformation. Bridging the gap between broadband and smart cities, the Gigabit City Summit brings together a community focused on how infrastructure investment translates into real civic impact.