Don Patten has brought to MINET a 25+ year history of overseeing the implementation of a wide range of video, broadband data and telephone services. He has been adept at exploring and securing new collaborative alliances that benefit from the deftness of MINET’s high speed fiber network. Currently Don and MINET are engaged in expanding the original footprint of MINET, via public/private partnership, into Dallas, Oregon. Don is committed to making high-speed broadband available to the unserved, underserved, or overlooked rural areas of Oregon. Don was born, raised, educated and developed much of his business acumen in South Dakota. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has done graduate studies in marketing. Married, Don and his wife Nancy are the parents of two sons located in South Dakota and Texas and a daughter living in Oregon.
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