RealClear Radio Hour: On-Demand Internet Service & Medical Testing

This week on RealClear Radio Hour, I’m joined by two founders delivering the latest in on-demand services.

My first guest is Charles Barr, founder and president of Webpass. Charles describes how his company is building an organic network of wireless Internet service in cities across the country. One of few competitors to legacy network providers, he details the challenges of entering a market that answers to four regulatory regimes: telephone, video, cellular, and fiber. Barr proposes a preemptive Internet franchise solution to encourage greater competition and better, broader service. 

Up next is returning guest Brandon Johnson, founder and president of Boston Microfluidics. Brandon shares why his single-drop, self-administered blood test device has been called the Netflix of medical testing. Despite solid results, he reveals the hurdles to securing venture capital financing given the risks of FDA approval. Johnson is now taking his product to market overseas to help screen the heavily infected Egyptian population for hepatitis C. 

You can hear the discussion by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.

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