There is a cost to borrow shares in order to sell them (short). This has been going on for well over a year so the economics may look better a bit for the shorts at the current price, had they covered the last time it was at this level they would have been much better of.
The quandary is the same, there are not enoug shares around for the shorts to cover without appreciably moving the price up. The only hope for them is a negative decision by the FCC and at this time I am not going to venture when and what that decision is going to be as it seems this has moved beyond the merits of TLPS.
On the positive side, the article is giving a lot of publicity to GSAT and Dooley and I venture that there will be also those who now may take a more active interest with what is happening, and that is a good thing.