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

Featured Updates

Input Genies - Technology and Curriculum

At its heart, Input Genies is a curriculum for teaching critical aspects of computer science in a fun, useful, interesting way. In addition to teaching computer scientific thinking, Input Genies' particular projects are societally useful; we develop a variety of ways for manipulatively-challenged individuals to keyboard and mouse using alternative devices. In particular, we'll learn how to produce keyboard and mouse input programmatically, and then use a variety of hardware solutions (e.g. buttons in various configurations or cameras) to drive the keyboarding and mousing software. Given the nature of the projects, these particular lessons lend themselves to classes in which non-manipulatively-challenged youth learn to work collaboratively with manipulatively-challenged youth.

Chattanooga
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

Inclusive I/O Maker Kits will allow everyone to use the Gigabit networks, regardless of their physical abilities. The curricula developed with and for young makers includes lessons on technology that can only work in a Gigabit environment. This will allow students to really experience the fullness of bandwidth within the network.

Outcomes

During the pilot period, working prototype devices and software have been built for each project. We have taken substantial notes and gleaned insights from pop-up project presentations to technologists and educators. Technology, code, and feedback will all contribute to the overall Genies Project, which will be made available in September 2017 via Studio MindStride’s website and shared via Mozilla channels.

Learn more about Input Genies - Technology and Curriculum

Gigabit Events

We offer global and local opportunities that facilitate group and in-person collaboration. Join us!

October 27-29, 2017

MozFest

Ravensbourne College, London

Join the Mozilla Foundation's annual festival and be part of the global network fighting to keep the web open and free.