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Mozilla Is Shelling Out $300K to Help Develop Super-Fast Internet

• Wired.com
 

On Friday, the browser maker unveiled the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund, which will shell out $300,000 in grants to software projects that make use of the gigabit fiber services in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kansas City, Kansas, which can transmit as much as a million bits of information a second.

Also backed by the National Science Foundation and a company called US Ignite, the fund will award 10 grants ranging from $5,000 and $30,000, aiming to spark a new breed of web service for use on this new breed of internet connection. Big-name internet service providers such as Verizon and Comcast have been slow to roll our super-high-speed connections, and Mozilla — like Google and others — wants to ensure that internet infrastructure continues to evolve here in the U.S. as quickly as it does overseas.

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