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

Virtual Reality STEM Lessons

UTeach will design robust, validated, lessons for gigabit-connected middle school classrooms that support Google Expeditions and Unity game design software to create virtual reality experiences that increase students' interest in computer science and engineering fields.

Austin
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

UTeach will be using a gigabit network to connect a classroom’s virtual reality devices and stream to them to teach children the basics of computer science and to generate more interest in the computer science and engineering fields. The lessons will help to publicize the usefulness of gigabit networks by demonstrating a practical use for them, both to the students and to the Austin community. Austin has developed a vast network of companies offering gigabit speeds including Google, Grande, AT&T and Suddenlink. Virtual Reality is particularly prone to problems with latency as any problems could potentially cause motion sickness. The gigabit connection will help to ensure that all of the equipment is working optimally and that all of our students walk away with a positive view of Virtual Reality.

Outcomes

Learn more about Virtual Reality STEM Lessons

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.