Although he had been exposed to the Internet, he didn't get seriously involved until he took a job with Electric Lightwave and, in 1991, came across a company called NorthwestNet, a regional NSFNet Internet provider.
Without any hesitation, I went to work for NorthwestNet as the third person in the company."
NorthwestNet hooked up a lot of people in the early '90s, including Microsoft, Boeing, and a number of school systems.
The Whole Internet User's Guide, 96-99, and Jonathan Kochmer, NorthWestNet User Services Internet Resource Guide (NUSIRG) (Bellevue, Wash: NorthWestNet, 1992), 35-39, present a more detailed treatment of this topic.
Kochmer, Jonathan, NorthWestNet User Services Internet Resource Guide (NUSIRG).