Off the Grid The Internet? how important is it? Being off the grid can sometimes feel isolating. We believe that if you can do it, then getting a good internet connection happening with an unlimited plan really helps you stay connected on your homestead. Don't watch mainstream tv it will cause you no good but if you only watch alternative media ie youtube, you can watch what ever you want whenever you want. You can stay connected and keep up to date with newsworthy information and probably be better informed than people who just watch mainstream.