I was lucky enough to start off with a 1200 baud modem for my C64. I was living in North Carolina at the time, and we had a few good BBSs around there. But my dad got us a subscription to Quantum Link, which was an online service dedicated to the C64. Interestingly enough, Q-Link later became AOL.My first modem was a commodore VicModem 300 baud in 1984. Thats 300 BITS a second, or just under 1/3 of 1 kilobyte. I swear glaciers moved fasater than this thing, but I could dial a BBS in California, and OMG that was just so cool!