One Company. One Number. Complete IT & Telecom Services.
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.
We look forward to continuing to serve the businesses where we work and live.
CONNECT - because communication ... is everything!
Troy Schalm - President & General Manager
Troy began his career with Okanagan Telephone in 2000 as a field technician based in Penticton. In 2011, he assumed the duties of General Manager of both Okanagan Telephone and its IT division, Connect-IT. In 2016 he spearheaded the merger of the 2 business units and the rebrand to CONNECT
Troy is passionate about bringing value to the businesses we provide services to by enhancing their communication technology. In his spare time, Troy mountain bikes, kite-boards, and hikes the Okanagan Valley.
The Team - December 2015
Technician Mathew MacGregor overnighting at his family cabin after a day's work at the Bralorne Gold Mine
Technician Jon Chubb performing server maintenance
Technician Brent Hoffman installing a new telephone system at the The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Pitching in at the Kelowna Food Bank before staff dinner December 2017