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5 Star Telecom - We're Your Connection

La Crosse WI 6/30/2020 — Five Star Telecom, Inc announced today it acquired the Partner Channel Business of Sunrise Communications.

Sunrise Communications headquartered in Springfield MO is a master agent providing the most advanced options for telecommunication services on the market to everyone, everywhere in the USA. Sunrise Communications represents the industries best and most recognizable companies providing customers with multiple options for phone, video, internet, and mobility services.

Five Star Telecom, President Chad Midtlien says "The need for Trustworthy and Objective advice with Carrier neutral affiliations has never been more relevant. We continue to see significant growth in our Agent Channel business and look forward to expanding our services to the Sunrise Communication Channel Partners and customers across the United States."

About Five Star Telecom, Inc

Five Star Telecom has been a trusted source of Communication Services for 45 + years and is one of the largest Carrier Services Master Agents in the country. Five Star Telecom is Renowned for its stellar back office support staff and its extensive industry experience supporting Sub Agents and customers.

Five Star Telecom understands the evolving world of Information Technology and how these services can provide real time solutions for businesses. Five Star Telecom provides Internet, Voice, Networking, Cloud, Wireless, and Video connectivity. Whether the goal is interoffice communication, more bandwidth to run cloud applications, or something in-between, Five Star Telecom's Carrier Services team will customize a communications plan specific to what customers' need for their business.


Five Star Telecom has been a trusted local presence for over 40 years. "We’re your connection" is more than a slogan, it’s a promise – our promise that we will connect you to the best services in the industry.

  • Carrier Services
    Carrier Services

    Five Star Telecom is one of the largest Master Agents in the Upper Midwest and is your connection for all your business communications needs.

    Five Star Telecom has access to over 100 carriers and suppliers to connect your business to the best telecom, data connectivity, and cloud services.

  • Structured Cabling Services with 5 Star
    Structured Cabling

    Five Star Telecom provides structured cabling solutions for your business or Data Center.

    Structured Cabling is the backbone of your Data, Voice, Video and Audio Systems. Our certified installers will devise a solution that will exceed your network needs.

  • Video Security Solutions from 5 Star
    Video Security

    Five Star Telecom offers a complete, end-to-end video surveillance solution for your business with our top of the line product portfolio.

    Protecting your assets and deterring crime are essential in keeping your business and employees safe.

  • Access Control
    Access Control

    Five Star Telecom has a Cloud-based Access Control system that seamlessly integrates with powerful video security.

    Having access to manage doors, users and schedules across your entire organization at your fingertips and access to monitor real-time activity with a live feed of access based events.

  • Hosted VoIP | Cloud Phone Services
    Hosted VoIP

    Five Star Telecom Hosted VoIP systems are a stable, reliable and secure platform for your business communication needs and will be the communication standard moving forward.

    Considering the immense economic advantages and the robust feature set, companies of all sizes will experience benefits when moving their phone system to the cloud.

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New Service Offerings

Hosted Phone Service

Hosted Phone Service
Our Hosted Phone Service is a stable, reliable and secure platform for your business communication needs. Considering the immense economic advantages and the robust feature set, companies of all sizes will experience benefits when moving their phone system to the cloud. Our Hosted Phone Service enables your business to increase revenue, minimize management headaches, and improve your customer experience. 

Video Security for Business

Video Security
Five Star Telecom is now able to offer video security solutions for your business. With high quality, high resolution pictures, our IP cameras are an excellent choice for your security needs.

Verkada Partner

Now Offering Verkada 
Verkada is modernizing the world of enterprise physical security by building video surveillance systems and access control  that are simple to deploy, maintain and scale across multiple sites. Verkada's hybrid-cloud surveillance and access control. The cameras feature intelligence with built-in solid state storage that send end-to-end encrypted footage to a centralized command platform for easy remote -access use on any device, without the need to open ports. The plug-and-play solution makes installation as effortless as plugging the camera into a PoE switch and requires no NVR or other on-premises devices. Access Controll features cloud based capability to tie cameras and access control into one hybrid system. Contact Five Star Telecom for a demo.

Spectrum Partner

Spectrum Enterprise Cloud Connect 
Spectrum Enterprise Cloud Connect gives you secure connections to AWS or Microsoft Azure. Improving the interaction between your organization and the public or hybrid clouds, Cloud Connect offers a high performing, secure fiber-based connection, allowing you to confidently access cloud-based compute, storage and application from any location on your wide area network. Contact your Five Star Telecom representative to learn more about this exciting new offer.

Upcoming Events / Come and See Us

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 3rd , 2020 
Eau Claire Chamber Business Salutes Golf Classic -  Five Star Telecom is a sponsor again this year at hole 10 and we are eager to get out and see everyone!! Subject to change pending Covid19 Specifications. 

Thursday, August 6th & Friday, August 7th, 2020 
La Crosse Chamber - Better Business Summit This new Chamber event will be held virtually and we are proud to be a sponsor of this event! 

Monday, August 24th , 2020 
La Crosse Chamber - Golf Outing  Five Star Telecom is one of the sponsors for this fun event.  See us on Hole 11 where we will have a game for you to play for a chance to win a prize! This is a great way to get out and touch base with the business community. Subject to change pending Covid19 Specifications. 

Monday, August 31st , 2020 
Governmental Information Processing Association of Wisconsin (GIPAW)  Five Star Telecom will have a booth at the GIPAW vendor show that will be held at Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center in Oshkosh WI this event brings together educational and technical people and facilitates the exchange of information and experience among organization members. Subject to change pending Covid19 Specifications. 

Monday & Tuesday, September 1st & 2nd, 2020
Wisconsin Safety Council Conference  will be held at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Five Star will have a booth and will showcase the Verkada cameras. Five Star is looking forward to be a part of this conference. 

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 
Eau Claire Chamber - Business at the Gardens This event will be held at The Florian Gardens Conference Center from 4pm to 7:30pm where 60 exhibitors, representing a variety of industries will showcase their products and services. And you guessed it, Five Star Telecom will have a booth!!