Finding a place to live in LA is the first step. Next, you'll need to line up the utilities that are not already provided by your landlord. These might include electricity, gas, water, cable TV, Internet, etc. Check out the information below about utility companies in our area.
Electricity and Water
For Bel Air, Brentwood, Century City, LA, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Venice, and West Hollywood: City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
For Beverly Hills, Culver City, or Santa Monica: Southern California Edison
If you are living in university housing: The Student Technology Center (STC) offers free extended basic cable service to all on-campus housing residents. Four premium channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Sundance) are available at competitive prices. For questions or ordering information, call the Student Technology Center at (310) 825-3400.
UCLA provides wireless networking services on campus to anyone with a wireless enabled laptop or mobile device and a Bruin ID. In addition, most university housing includes high-speed internet service.
If you are not living in a university-owned apartment and would like to order internet, contact Time Warner Cable.
AT&T has the GSM system, which is compatible with phones used in some countries, especially in European countries. You will need to pay approximately $75 for the new chip and a $500 deposit if you do not have a U.S. credit history. Be sure you ask current international students (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about where to purchase the chip. Some international students opt to sign up for pay-as-you-go plans which do not require a contract or a U.S. credit history.