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
Cross-City Gigabit Enabled Learning Platform
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 off the NSF-supported Chattanooga STEM school 4K microscope project. It allows students at Mott Middle College High School in Flint, MI to compare and contrast micro-environments in different locations, including those in Chattanooga, using a microscope housed at the University of Southern California in real time and in ultra high definition thanks to the gig. Flint educators are also working to further develop the curriculum for 4K-fueled education iniatitives between Chattanooga, Flint, and the Unviersity of Southern California.
The Gigabit Advantage
The pilot takes advantage of the under-50 millisecond latency delivered by the 10-Gigabit connection (via the GENI racks in Flint and Chattanooga) among LA, Chattanooga, and Flint to enable students to simultaneously view 4K images and video under the microscope. The students are able to maniuplate the microscope to explore research questions and engage in immersive video conversations across cities with fellow students and USC researchers.
This project pilot period concludes in late 2016.
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