Mozilla get a grant of $ 3.2 million from the White House




I got Foundation Mozilla a grant worth $ 3.2 million by the US government, and in order to expand broadband networks and provide solutions specific to the “smart cities” in the cities initiative, investment and aims to develop intelligent applications based on rapid Internet category GB to meet the modern needs of cities.

The Mozilla Foundation said through a statement published by the benefit by obtaining a grant of $ 3.2 million for a period of three years by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in order to promote research and development and build their own fast Internet technologies.

It provides fast Internet Project data transfer rate up to 1 Gbps is equivalent to 1000 MB speed, this technology is faster at about 250 times the standard provided by the servers. Currently online Internet speed.

The grant is part of a larger initiative in investment by the US government, where the White House to monitor the amount of $ 160 million in research to promote the rapid development of the Internet and GB category and the accompanying technology serving smart cities.

The “initiative Smart Cities” and announced by the White House earlier to take advantage of new technology in order to reduce traffic congestion and reduce crime rates and increasing economic growth and climate change management and improve service delivery in the city.

The National Science Foundation NSF and the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST to grant $ 35 million with a proposed increase pertaining to the investment of $ 10 million for companies operating in the field of research and development of solutions for smart cities as part of the “smart cities initiative.”

And participate in this initiative, more than 20 US cities, and the Mozilla Foundation plans to use the funds in order to strengthen its partnership with the Initiative Ignite US, which seeks to develop and deploy Internet-related rapid GB category of applications.

Mozilla also intends to increase its support for the institution and education communities networks Hive, a non-profit organization aims to provide digital skills and literacy on the Internet through the caller Education.

Mozilla is working with 30 partners on developing and testing a total of 17 custom application for the Internet category GB of included water monitoring systems applications in real-time three-dimensional teaching tools for classroom technology and specialized training.

The new funding allows the expansion of these projects in the current places, and Mozilla will work through the new funding to expand current projects to include three new cities will be selected later.



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