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Press Release 14-021
Catalyzing gigabit apps for learning and workforce development

NSF and Mozilla launch Gigabit Community Fund to drive app development for next-generation networks

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researchers looking at 3-D images of ancient Egypt

Showcased at the US Ignite Application Summit in June of 2013 in Chicago, this photo of researchers looking at 3-D images of ancient Egypt was taken at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, an NSF-funded facility. The project illustrates how high speed broadband networks use big data to enable the creation and accessibility of detailed simulations in real-time, empowering researchers.

Credit: Glenn Ricart, US Ignite


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Man pointing to a presentation of Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise virtual environment

The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) uses virtual environments for workers' safety training on oil and gas rigs. LITE plans to use US Ignite's gigabit services to expand the virtual and interactive learning with the training centers outside of Southern Louisiana. Training in virtual environment offers cost and performance improvements over traditional methods.

Credit: Glenn Ricart, US Ignite


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participants in a room at the Chatanooga hackaton

Mozilla and NSF partnered to host highly successful Hackathons to spur innovative app development.

Credit: Glenn Ricart, US Ignite


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