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 Storytelling Curriculum

E4 Youth's VR Storytelling Curriculum leverages gig-powered 360 Video / VR to cultivate design thinking and exposure to tech careers in ATX. Students will develop a 360 Video prototype of an East Austin historic landmark with basic functionality to trigger immersive content as visitors travel to different locations within the virtual landmark. The program will also create an online database of related video, audio, still images and immersive content.

Austin
2017

The Gigabit Advantage

Gigabit speed internet is required to develop and access web-streamed augmented, 4K, 360 video.

Outcomes

Success for this project will result in a functioning 360 Video prototype that we can use to aggregate content created by our students. A documented process for capturing 360 Video of additional landmarks. An online database of related digital assets accessible to students and educators. Lastly, a series of three immersive VR workshops and a curriculum guide that can be utilized by other educators to create similar projects. The project will increase program participants' knowledge of 360 Video technology capabilities, increase 100+ high school students' access to remote digital content through TAGS (Total Asset Gathering System), and increase access to best practices for using immersive VR to tell stories.

Learn more about Virtual Storytelling Curriculum

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.