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


Coming Soon


Coming Soon

Featured Updates

Gigtank 4K: Scaling from Micro to Macro

The project harnesses the power of the Gig and 4K video microscopy to create connections and collaborations for powerful STEM learning opportunities in Chattanooga and beyond. A team participating in 2016's GIGTANK summer accerator program at Chattanooga's Company Lab accelerator will focus on the scalabilty and replicability of the 4K microscope project, including new ways to use a 4K microscope and new ways to use 4K technology to support learning.


The Gigabit Advantage

The technology being explored in this pilot is made possible by the low-latency connection between USC and Chattanooga that allows students to engage with next-generation research tools in real time. The expansion of these low-latency networks between cities (most often via GENI) is creating the conditions - and the demand - for the scale and growth of the 4K initative first piloted betwen STEM School Chattanooga and USC.


This project pilot period concludes in late 2016.

Learn more about Gigtank 4K: Scaling from Micro to Macro

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.