Internet dictating services provider Internet Dictation Services (IDS) plans to roll-out in Tulsa County in 2018, said Chief Executive Officer David Litt.
The service will offer internet streaming of live sporting events, local news, weather reports, and other local information.
The IDS has a location in Tulsa’s West End neighborhood and has a waiting list of people interested in signing up.
Litt said that a number of the companies that have applications in the state have had difficulty finding locations to install their services in recent years due to a lack of infrastructure.
“We have seen a lot of providers in the past who have tried to set up in the West End,” he said.
“But the West Side has been struggling for years.”
Litt cited an example of a provider in the area that had its license suspended for failing to meet an environmental quality requirement.
The company was able to secure a new license for the area and to move forward with their plans to expand in Tulsa.
“The West End has been doing really well for the last few years, but there’s a lot that needs to happen,” Litt added.
“It’s not just one provider in Tulsa.”
LITT said that the company would need to raise an additional $250,000 to expand its service to the West Gate area, which has an average population of about 3,400.
“If we had to find a place to do that, we wouldn’t be able to do it,” he added.
IDS will be offering a variety of internet streaming services, including the ability to access local news and weather reports as well as streaming local weather reports via the internet.
LITT also said that internet streaming has grown in popularity in recent months, and that the business is on the rise.
“Our goal is to keep the service growing and providing a great experience to our customers,” he told TalkSport.
IDs will offer the service for $9.99 per month or $24.99 for two months, but will be expanding to other areas, such as in the Mid-America region.