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
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
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