I desperately need an internet connection as fast as possible. I just moved to Santa Monica and I have a lot of online projects as well as online courses at school that are currently suffering from the lack of connection. But there is a catch. I am an international studen and I'm leaving the country in a little more than a month. This means that I can't commit myself to a one year contract and I don't have a social security number. I also don't have a phone line and I'm not willing to get one as I am satisfied with my cell phone. What would be my best option? Hit me with some crazy ideas! As a worst case scenario, I would accept very slow speeds that at least allow me to check my email and browse webpages. The best would be to have at least a few Mbit of bandwith to allow me to extend my internet usage. I have to tell you, the internet connections here in the US surprised me when I got here. People are advertising 8 Mbit as '"cutting edge". In Sweden, we have had that kind of technology for years. 100 Mbit is standard in every mediumsized city. My friend who practically lives in a forest got 100 Mbit months ago. This is so standard that the ISPs don't make a big deal of the speeds. It's support and stability that differentiates them.