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

Eugene

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Lafayette

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Featured Updates

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.

Chattanooga
Flint
2016

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.

Outcomes

This project pilot period concludes in late 2016.

Learn more about Cross-City Gigabit Enabled Learning Platform

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.