FrontlineSMS Scales Service With Omidyar Network Grant

Millions Receive New Ability to Access Information Omidyar Network today announced a $350,000 grant to FrontlineSMS, a U.K. based non-profit that provides free software that turns a laptop and a mobile phone into a simple, low-cost means of two-way, group communication.  Omidyar Network's two-year grant will enable FrontlineSMS to reach millions more individuals and foster new services to provide information critical to their health, livelihood and ability to hold their governments accountable.

"The innovative use of the enabling technology and its application in furthering access to information and government transparency on a global scale make FrontlineSMS a natural partner for Omidyar Network," said Stephen King, senior director, investments at Omidyar Network. "FrontlineSMS and its worldwide developer community provide an accessible technology that can enrich lives around the globe."

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