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

LOLA in the classroom

Hamilton County Department of Education, the Enterprise Center and the Public Education Foundation are using LOw LAtency technology to expand access to arts education across the city of Chattanooga, and beyond. #LOLA

Chattanooga
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

LOLA uses specialized audio and video equipment and software that taps the power of multi-core CPUs and GPUs. To achieve the lowest possible latency, packet loss, and jitter, LOLA relies on the data transmission capabilities only available on research and education networks, such as Internet2 and GENI. Deploying two nodes in Hamilton County will be able to take particular advantage of EPB’s gigabit infrastructure, as the stability associated with running LOLA over a single network should provide for exceptionally low latency. Developing a sustainable LOLA model in Chattanooga would also be strengthened by the city’s own gigabit story - that is - a growing public imagination and understanding of advanced network capability, as well as the real-world applications thereof.

Outcomes

Learn more about LOLA in the classroom

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.