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Meet CONNECT

The CONNECT team members across Kelowna, Penticton, and Kamloops offices are proud to support local businesses

One company. One number.
Complete IT and telecom solutions.

Okanagan Telephone Company and its IT division Connect have rebranded & merged as CONNECT, with powerful benefits for business customers. Building on 30 years of local connections, now there’s one company to call for expert Telecom and IT services.

Since 1986 Okanagan Telephone has been providing innovative telecom products, services, and solutions to businesses and organizations throughout British Columbia.

With a combined team of familiar faces from both companies, CONNECT is forging new roads ahead offering full computer network support, desktop, server and hardware sales, installation, and on-site service. Ownership is from within the ranks - local as ever. Okanagan Telephone has decades of strong community ties, and we’re proud of our heritage. Future focused, we’re excited to provide expert, high-quality IT and Telecom services backed by our industry-leading written guarantee.

CONNECT, because communication is everything!

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Management Team
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Troy Schalm

Troy grew up on a farm in the Cariboo region of BC along the Fraser River. After studying telecommunications at what was then Cariboo College in Kamloops, he moved to the Okanagan in 2000 to work as telecom technician for CONNECT.

He left CONNECT in 2005 to start a different business, but returned…

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Troy Schalm

Owner, General Manager

Brian McArthur

Brian started with CONNECT in 1994 after spending 14 years with Northern Telecom in Ontario. Over the past 40 years in the telecom industry, he has had to evolve along with the huge technology changes that have taken place in the industry.

“I have learned a lot and am still learning,” says Brian.

As…

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Brian McArthur

Business Development, Telecom Sales Manager

Terry Bulman

Terry has worked at CONNECT for the past seven years.

After two years studying telecommunications at BCIT, Terry moved to Kelowna and started at SelecTel as a technician before joining Okanagan Telephone. He left Okanagan Telephone after a decade to become a partner with Interior Telecom and…

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Terry Bulman

Telecom Operations Manager

Brad Tait

Behind the rough and rugged image, Brad says he is actually a warm and kind-hearted person who does not take himself too seriously.

With 36 years of experience in the interconnect telecom sector, he provides a wealth of expertise in telephone systems, public address systems, data security and…

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Brad Tait

Field Services Manager

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