As the competition heats up between Verizon
in the Greater Portland area, the former has just announced that Happy Valley -- located just southeast of Portland -- will be the next locale in the Beaver State to receive FiOS TV. Just this week the Happy Valley City Council voted to grant a franchise to Verizon, paving the way for its fiber-based television services to arrive in the city. Once rolled out, 18 communities in Oregon will have access to FiOS TV, though we're not given any sort of time frame in which to expect a launch date.
*Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.