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

Urban Farming Guys Smart Greenhouse

Urban Farming Guys' Smart Greenhouse uses IoT sensors on an aquaponics system to monitor key data like water levels, Ph, humidity, and temperature in real-time. Using IoT controllers for aquaculture monitoring will allow communication and automation for adjustments to food growth and environmental conditions. And by sharing their work openly with their growing global network, the Urban Farming Guys can share their new IoT-fueled farming techniques and educational content across the globe.

Kansas City
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

Low latency gigabit fiber allows real time monitoring of multiple smart greenhouse sensors and automation controls. IoT controllers such as Arduinos outfitted with sensor shields allow communication and automation for adjustments to food growth and environmental conditions.

Outcomes

Over the course of the pilot, the Urban Farming Guys built an aquaponic deep water culture growing bed within a smart greenhouse, with the ability to record & report real time data to anyone with access to our online dashboard. We are now planting 1000 heads of lettuce per week, and will be harvesting will be harvesting 1000 per week in perpetuity. With a solid contract for our produce, we will have created one sustainable full time job, plus locally grown healthy produce and educational experiences locally and globally.

Learn more about Urban Farming Guys Smart Greenhouse

Gigabit Events

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

October 27-29, 2017

MozFest

Ravensbourne College, London

Join the Mozilla Foundation's annual festival and be part of the global network fighting to keep the web open and free.