Back in May, we heard that Verizon was busy building a regional video hub in the great state of Washington, and for those paying attention on a weekly basis, you would've noticed that quite a few video franchises have been granted to the carrier in a bevy of Evergreen State locales. Nevertheless, we felt it prudent to point out that the company has finally gone public with its decision to tow FiOS TV to the far Northwest, bringing 98 high-def channels to over 80,000 households. For users in the area who sign up prior to October 4th, they'll receive a free HD DVR or an HD Home Media DVR for a year; unfortunately, you'll have to be in select parts of Bothell, Brier, Everett, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lynnwood, Woodinville, Woodway and Snohomish County (for now) in order to take advantage.