The Technology at Scale Fund is the primary means through which OTF directly supports the technology needs of USAGM broadcast networks and their audiences. Many of these networks serve audiences in countries that attempt to block access to USAGM content. The Technology at Scale Fund solicits technology solutions to ensure that USAGM audiences can access content safely through firewalls and other government attempts to censor objective news.
Ideal applications for this fund will:
Offer secure, open source circumvention solutions that can provide reliable access to USAGM content in technologically advanced censorship environments globally to hundreds of thousands of users simultaneously
Respond in realtime to new censorship events or techniques
Produce independently verifiable metrics of circumvention service utilization
Work closely with OTF and USAGM networks to meet broadcaster and audience needs