Gigabit Community Fund
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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
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Streaming 4K Content for Learning Experiences
4K streaming content in Ultra-HD creates engaging learning environments through enhanced access to community assets for learners in three schools and two community centers. Utilizing real-time streaming content being generated at the TN Aquarium, the project delivers high resolution 4K content into classrooms and informal learning environments. The project will also work with educators to develop curriculum that correlates with the streaming content.
The Gigabit Advantage
Gigabit internet enables high resolution 4K streaming in real time that provides the level of detail necessary for meaningful learning outcomes. Using existing streaming pathways, the project intends to build an outlet to make this technology available in classrooms so teachers can use them when they need them, with available researchers and contacts. The streaming experience will also be part of a curriculum package, with discussions and other research opportunities lasting beyond the streaming experience.
This project pilot period concludes in late 2016.
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