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
Next Generation Professional Learning
This project creates a collaborative lab for teacher professional learning by harnessing the gigabit network, utilizing multiple telepresence robots and leveraging the experience across Hamilton County Department of Education schools (and eventually beyond Chattanooga).
The Gigabit Advantage
The NSF-funded 4K video microscope collaboration with the University of Southern California and the Gigabit Community Fund supported a 4K video streaming project that leveraged gigabit connectivity to create unique, K-12 learning opportunities never before possible and unique to our community. This project proposes expanding the current Gigabit applications to more schools and can be seen as supplemental funding to the 4K video streaming grant awarded to the Enterprise Center through the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund this spring. Adding remote-controlled, robotic telepresence expands these learning opportunities to more students and teachers utilizing the same network powering those applications, and, while a single robot would not require Gigabit connectivity, expanding to multiple telepresence robots to allow collaboration among students an educators connecting to a single site will require gigabit infrastructure.
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