Nexus 7 on VZW - tell me something good

Verizon has now taken their pound of flesh by delaying the Nexus 7 (2013) past Thanksgiving weekend (for background, see Jeff Jarvis' G+ post of his FCC complaint). KitKat came to the N7 two weeks ago, which satisfies VZW's stated condition for carrying the device.

Seriously people, if an FCC consent decree means anything, this thing will be released NOW, well in advance of the holidays. But that's a big if. And to anyone with two brain cells to rub together, there is a big relation between the delay of the N7 and Verizon's launch of its in-house Android tablet, the Ellipsis 7 (which BTW runs 4.2.2).

So, does anyone have any educated guesses, specific rumors, inside info as to when this debacle will end?