There seems to be wi-fi service hot spots popping up all over the place now. Many marinas all down the east coast procide this service affilated with companies like Boingo and T-Mobile networks. Simply subscribe to a service (the whole coast will be covered soon), slip a wi-fi card into your laptop and surf the internet at high speed for as long as you want. Plans average around $25 per month. Not much use whilst offshore but great from your boat in a wi-fi marina or close to any other hot spot.