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

PerSim: Affordable, Portable, Realistic Training Simulation for First Responders

PerSim is a novel approach to emergency first responder training simulation using AR technology: higher visual and audio realism, more affordable, more portable, and easier to setup and operate than traditional trainers. The project aims to evaluate how the PerSim augmented reality (AR) simulator affects learning outcomes of paramedics in training.

Austin
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

The promise of AR simulations like PerSim is the ability for anyone, anywhere to access training experiences through a high speed internet connection.

Outcomes

Austin Community College instructors will use PerSim in their lab courses. A rubric to evaluate the students’ progress in their clinical & lab classes. All evaluation will be ongoing. An evaluation/feedback survey for clinical preceptor base that will evaluate the impact of the applications at each semester’s end. Collection of this data can begin as early as Spring 2018. Survey data collected from ACC’s employer base will continue to be monitored for improvement of performance in this area. Next assessment data for the graduating group in Fall 2017 will be collected and analyzed in Fall 2018 (Note that this group will be evaluated with the Spring 2017 graduates providing us a unique opportunity to compare both groups).

Learn more about PerSim: Affordable, Portable, Realistic Training Simulation for First Responders

Gigabit Events

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

March 8-9, 2018

IoT Escape Room Workshop

Chattanooga

As part of its work to champion Internet health and related issues like online privacy and security on connected devices, the Mozilla Foundation is hosting an Internet of Things (IoT) Escape Room workshop at in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Thursday, March 8, to Friday, March, 9th, 2018.

March 26-29, 2018

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo and US Ignite Application Summit

Kansas City

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders

June 25-28, 2018

Gigabit City Summit

Kansas City

The Gigabit City Summit offers a unique, multidisciplinary program for cities in the midst of digital transformation. Bridging the gap between broadband and smart cities, the Gigabit City Summit brings together a community focused on how infrastructure investment translates into real civic impact.