Justin in June of 1999. According to an interview he gave around that time, he found himself with some extra time on his hands. At the same time, he discovered that broadband was hard to find in New York, availability fluctuated widely in other areas and there was a general lack of information available to consumers everywhere who were interested in broadband.
Here's a nostalgic look back at one of the original site pages:
(Give it a few seconds to fully load. Not all graphics will show up.)
(Thanks to smokeater980 for suggesting this section.)