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

The Gigabots Cross City Connected Robotics

The Gigabots bring real-time internet connectivity to educational robotics platforms between schools in Kansas City and Austin, TX.

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The Gigabit Advantage

Since the initial pilot in 2014, we have been dreaming of the possibility of cross-city and cross-country collaboration with The Gigabots. The Gigabots leverage the low-latency of gigabit networks to bring real-time cyber-physical systems to the classroom. We believe the result of the collaboration between The Gigabots and Changing Expectations will be a completely unique and revolutionary curriculum that will drive the adoption of gigabit in classrooms. Imagine a Mars rover style challenge where students from multiple schools collaborate to build and control a Gigabot remotely. This is the type of collaboration and communication that we are making possible.

Outcomes

Students participating in the pilot learned basic JavaScript, how to program the Gigabots remotely, and how to implement the touch sensor into programming robot behaviors. This project was demoed at MakerFaire KC, at SummerQuest 2014 in the Bronx, as well as at the 2015 and 2016 US Ignite Summits.

Learn more about The Gigabots Cross City Connected Robotics

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.