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
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SensED IoT Student Innovation Challenge
SensED is a project-based social innovation program for 7-12 graders to highlight and provide real-world experiences in the emerging field of Internet of Things. The project will (1) create a mapped curriculum for middle and high school students, (2) train teachers through a series of professional development modules over the summer, (3) provide a stronger platfrom to launch an expanded version of the program in the fall that has increased capacity to support teams throughout the metro area, broader impact, and greater potential for scale.
The Gigabit Advantage
Last year, the Kansas City Council approved a $15 million agreement with Cisco Systems Inc. to turn a two- mile stretch of the streetcar line into a “Smart City” network. Part of being “smart” is utilizing information and communications technology and the Internet to address urban challenges. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows us to connect people, processes, data and things in order to improve the quality and livability of cities, communities, buildings and more. SensED brings IoT understanding and know how to middle and high school students across the Kansas City metropolitan area and supports them in using those technologies to innovate solutions for everyday problems.
This project pilot period concludes in late 2016.
Learn more about SensED IoT Student Innovation Challenge
We offer global and local opportunities that facilitate group and in-person collaboration. Join us!
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.
Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo convenes leading technology and solution providers with city leaders
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.