Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February
Senate Communications Specialist Jennifer Brock logs
onto a live webcast from the Senate Chamber
Senate to Begin Live “Webcast” of Sessions
The Oklahoma State Senate has announced another technological
innovation to open up the legislative process to the public. Beginning
Monday, February 28, anyone with Internet access will be able to
see and hear the proceedings live from the Senate Chamber, via webcast.
“Last year we began offering live streaming audio. Now anyone
who is interested will be able to see live video from the chamber
as well,” Hobson said. “I think this is going to be
exciting for students, educators and any one in the public who would
like to learn more about their government.”
Earlier this month the Senate unveiled its new wireless internet
access, the first public “hot spot” in the State Capitol
Building. The bulk of the work for that project was done by Senate
staff, saving the state thousands of dollars in technical expertise
and other costs.
“This latest technology can even be utilized by people inside
the building, thanks to our wi-fi access. For example, a reporter
could be working out of the press room on the fourth floor and still
follow events in the Senate through our webcast,” Hobson said.
“I’m very proud of the fact that this entire project
was done with our own professional staff and existing equipment.
Because of this, we’ve been able to start webcasting our sessions
at absolutely no additional cost to taxpayers. I think that’s
To listen to live audio and see live video images from the Oklahoma
State Senate Chamber, go to www.oksenate.gov and follow the link
on the homepage.
Senate Communications Office - (405) 521-5774