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

Immersive VR for Local and Remote Medical and Anatomical Education

Trinity Animation will use high realism medical VR for anatomical education, both local on HTC VIVE and remote via gigabit monitoring.

Kansas City
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

Gigabit connectivity will allow a monitor or teacher to guide the VR viewer in real time, as they view and interact with anatomical elements. This will facilitate teacher/student discussion and learning as the teacher watches the VR activity and communicates with the local VR viewer. Remote VR viewing is theoretically possible also, but the inherent time delay between head movement and display update (even if only milliseconds) can induce motion sickness, so for the purposes of our project, the monitor is not expected to be using a VR headset.

Outcomes

Learn more about Immersive VR for Local and Remote Medical and Anatomical Education

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.