Dave Hughes is a partner of Old Colorado City Communications,
a Colorado Spirings, Colorado, USA Internet ISP, which does research
and consulting in advanced forms of wireless data communications.
His company has been located since 1984 in the Old Colorado City
District of westside Colorado Springs.
Hughes is a West Point graduate, Class of 1950, who
served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, was a researcher and staff
officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the 1960s.
He retired as Colonel, US Army, in 1973.
He has been researching, developing, and operating,
online dial up, or wirelessly connected systems since 1979. Particularly
in rural areas such as the Big Sky Telegraph system in Montana in
the late 1980's.
In 1998 Wired Magazine named Hughes one of the leading
"Wired 25" pioneers in the world.
He consulted for the Congressional Office of Technology
Assessment in 1990 and more recently advised the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) use of wireless for education under the 1996 Telecommunications
Act. He is a lecturer world wide. He published most recently in
April 1998 Scientific American and the MIT Press 'First Hundred
Feet' compendium in May 1999.
In 1993 Hughes was awarded the Telecommunications
Pioneer Award in by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) of
Washington, DC for his effective work in grass roots connectivity.
He informally assisted the Puerto Rican Office of
Management and Budget when it started its Wireless Project in 1997.
He has been an invited speaker at the Puerto Rican Governor's Conferences
on Information Technologies in 1998 and 1999.
For the past 4 years he has been the Principal Investigator
for 4 National Science Foundation projects doing Field Tests of
advanced wireless technologies for education particularly no-licence
spread spectrum devices.
He designed a novel Field Science by Wireless Project
for educators in Lewistown Montana, in 1997-98, and directed the
implementation of Wireless connectivity for educational and science
institutions in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia in 1995-96.
He has been sought out after as a lecturer and conference
panelist world wide for the past 20 years.
He is currently Principal Investigator for a 3 year
NSF project which will model Field Science by solar powered wireless
connections from remote sensors in frigid climates and tropical
rainforests to the Internet, in support of biological sciences and
David R Hughes, MA, BS
6 N 24th Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904