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The Gigabit Community Fund, supported by the National Science Foundation and part of the broader US Ignite initiative, invests in organizations developing projects that utilize gigabit technology to serve educational systems, support educators in and out of the classroom, and impact student learning. Projects supported by the Fund will build and pilot gigabit-enabled and capacity building applications and associated curricula that have immediate, measurable impact on classrooms and informal learning organizations in Chattanooga and Kansas City. Through these pilot projects, Chattanooga and Kansas City will become living laboratories in which to study how these next-generation networks can impact education and workforce development.

Kansas City

Regular Events

  • KC Gigabit Hive Community Call - 3rd Thursday of Every Month @ 4:00PM-4:45PM CT (Call in instructions and agenda)
  • Gigabit Demo Call - 1st Fridays @ 10am CT (Gigabit sandbox to mix, source and show and tell - call in detail and demo sign-up here)


  • 6/4 @ 5 to 7pm - Work Night @ Sprint Accelerator - bring your team, your laptop and your ideas to hack on your Gigabit proposal
  • 6/6 @ 10am Central - Gigabit Demo Call - come play in this sandbox for US Ignite teams, Mozilla staff and contributors, GENI and all those interested in gigabit application development to openly mix, source and show & tell.
  • 6/10 @ 5:30 to 7:30pm - Gigabit Fund Meetup @ Google Fiber Space - public report-out from spring projects - don't miss it!
  • 7/9 @ 5:30 to 7:30pm - Gigabit Fund Meetup @ Connecting For Good - Kansas Center


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2014-2015 Funded Projects

Adagio: Remote Audio Mixing

Adagio is a collaborative, cloud-based music education app. RAM allows both professional musicians and aspiring student musicians to manipulate multi-track audio recordings in a simple, intuitive interface on any device. A beta of this application will be piloted with the Chattanooga Public Library and with music classes at Barger Academy of Fine Arts, a local public elementary school. Learn More

Building an App from the Ground Up

The Creative Discovery Museum: An application-creation toolbox and digital record that will serve as a design blueprint for other youth-serving organizations in Chattanooga and beyond. Learn More


Duncan Ingram, Inc: A mobile coding application for elementary school students which recognizes that, for many across the digital divide, cell phones are a primary means of internet access, and will build critical capacity for Chattanooga’s gigabit future. Learn More


Global Excel Tennessee: A high school student-led project bolstering English language and digital literacy skills (while improving access to health education) in underserved communities, teaching ESL students to construct interactive mobile applications focused on obesity education and prevention. Learn More

The GigLab

Chattanooga Public Library: A venue for access to gigabit connected resources for the purposes of workforce development, application testing and education, the GigLab is the first public-access space of its kind. Learn More

Hyperlocal Hyperaudio

Hyperaudio is an audio/video in-browser remixing platform that invites anyone to create their own new media narratives using locally produced content. In partnership with the Chattanooga Public Library, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Public Education Foundation, and the Chattanooga History Center, Hyperaudio has teamed up with local content providers in Chattanooga to develop a content remixing curriculum with measurable educational outcomes for both informal and formal learning environments. Learn More


Viditor is an online video editor entirely based in the cloud and composed of modern and open web technologies like HTML5, CSS, JQuery, and more. Viditor, created by two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students, makes advanced, collaborative video editing available to everyone. Viditor’s beta launch will be piloted with digital art and design classes at Baylor School and at the Chattanooga Public Library’s teen center. Learn More

Wireless Earth Watchdogs

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences: By building a student-driven, real-time water quality monitoring system using micro-controllers, the Wireless Earth Watchdogs, in collaboration with Hixson High School and the Chattanooga Public Library, are pioneering a multidisciplinary approach to digital and engineering education. Learn More

Connect with Hive CHA

In Person

Community Coffee
Third Thursday of Every Month
4:00-5:00PM ET
Camp House
149 East MLK Blvd.

Casual, caffeine-fueled conversation about Hive CHA, the intersection of technology and education, and connected learning.

2016 Meetup and Events Schedule Coming Soon!


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