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

Viditor

Viditor is an open-source, collaborative video editor, leveraging gigabit speed to allow multiple users to create and edit projects in real time and from any device with a modern browser. It was the only project to be funded in both 2014 rounds of the Gigabit Community Fund.

Chattanooga
2014

The Gigabit Advantage

Gigabit speeds allow for media-rich collaboration in real time, while low latency allows for simultaneous editing across multiple users even if in different places in CHA and beyond.

Outcomes

Viditor was accepted into UTC’s College of Computer Science & Engineering Senior Capstone program, where a team of students has joined the app founders in adding additional cloud functionality. And while still a work in progress, Viditor demoed at the Creative Discovery Museum during Startup Week, with Andrew live-programming additional camera filters for an enthusiastic audience, as well as at the Fiber to the Home Council conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL this June. The project has since been piloted in an art class at the Baylor School and with beta-testers at the Chattanooga Public Library.

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.