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
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Gigabit Technology and the Arts in Creative Action After School
Creative Action will explore how VR experiences can enhance youth learning through hands-on, youth-driven arts projects that address social issues. They will build a VR teaching kit for local teaching artists that include VR headsets, 360 headphones, a 360 VR camera, devices with pre-loaded compatible apps, and other accessories. Teaching artists will propose a 9-12 week project using a kit that might include ideas like integrating WebVR curriculum into a theatre class to explore set designs or into a mural and public art class to design 3D art installations in virtual space.
The Gigabit Advantage
Gigabit speed internet is required to develop and access WebVR projects at its full, immersive potential.
40+ hours of VR technology and arts lessons delivered to youth. 30+ youth served during the program (number of youth who experience increased technology learning opportunities). 1 VR technology kit created with tools and accompanying online resources to support integration into our creative arts after school classes. 3-4 youth-driven VR projects developed and shared with the community at large at our annual Youth Arts Festival in May. 2-3 original curricula developed using VR gigabit technology, including an overarching unit plan and daily lesson plans using our detailed lesson plan framework.
Learn more about Gigabit Technology and the Arts in Creative Action After School
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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.
Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders
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.