The new, really fast, WiFi internet is ready and working everywhere. So the unlimited free period ends on June 20th.Read More →

30 minutes One Day One Week One Month One Year Basic Free, 1mbps $5.31 +HST1mbps $19.47 +HST1mbps $38.94 +HST1mbps n/a Premium n/a $10 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data $40 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data $90 +HST2 devicesup to 25mbpsunlimited data – $100/month +HST– 4 devices– Pre-authorizedmonthly payments– up to 25mbps– unlimited data The Basic package is essentially the same price as before and will provide roughly the same performance as our old WiFi system. It will be fine for most activity except watching video. The Premium package gives you up to 25mbps (and perhaps even more in the future) and unlimited data so that youRead More →

Working on a laptop outside at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Now that we have a fibre optic internet feed, it has become clear that we must replace our WiFi network. The current system on the property has been in place for well over a decade and there have been a number of upgrades over the years. But there is no getting away from the fact that it is a limited system that was built in an ad hoc manner. With the addition of the high speed wireless connection 3 years ago and now the fibre connection, the demand for streaming entertainment and video conferencing has been steadily growing. We need a WiFi system that willRead More →

  Bare Oaks now has a video library that makes available some of the movies and videos that are in our collection. It is important to note that many videos are not consistent with naturist values. Many of them include content that is misleading, inaccurate, inappropriately titillating, sexist, objectifying, and exploitative. We have included them in the library because they offer context about how naturists were and are portrayed by mainstream society – sometimes with the cooperation of naturists themselves! The video server also gives access to the live local television channels that we capture with the antenna on our tower. These are the sameRead More →

Bare Oaks is now connected to the internet via a fibre optic connection. The image is of a single ‘naked’ core of fibre optic cabling coming into our telecom closet. Yet through that wire, experiments with ‘flexible grid’ technology have shown that you get get speeds in excess of one Tbps through a single core. What does that mean? Currently, we generally measure internet speed in Mbps. Gbps are 1,000 times faster and Tbps are a further 1,000 times faster! Of course, we have not contracted for anywhere near that much speed. But it means that as demand grows, we can easily increase our service.Read More →

For many years, our internet service was so slow that if more than a dozen people were using it at the same time, it became difficult just to load a simple web page. Then for 2018 we finally managed to get decent high speed by way of a dedicated wireless connection. Suddenly it was possible for many people to watch streaming video at the same time! But as more and more people took advantage, it became obvious that the WiFi network was no longer up to the task. We upgraded a number of pieces of equipment but Beckett Circle was always slow on busy weekends.Read More →

After 10 years of frustration, we finally have a super-fast internet connection to the outside world through Vianet. It’s like we’ve gone from dial-up to fibre! (a dedicated, bidirectional 100Mbps connection for the geeks out there)Read More →