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.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.