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
The Gigabit Advantage
Media-rich learning enviornments load quickly, with no waiting or lag. This project has also been a great example of how CHA"s network can compress development and feedback cycles with developers and educators working together in real time to refine the application.
Awarded funding during the second round of the Gigabit Community Fund, devLearn demoed at Chattanooga’s own Mini Maker Faire, as well as the World Maker Faire in Flushing Meadow, NY, before piloting with library students at Clifton Hills Elementary School. devLearn illustrates what the gig’s low-latency and a pair of civic-minded developers can mean to a city: Downloaded more than 1500 times in its first two months, students, parents and teachers throughout Hamilton County (and beyond) are learning how to code for the first time.
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