Seeks declaratory ruling as part of merger application
NAB, NCTA, ACA, NPR defend their distribution 'backbone'
Had been in place but left unused for more than a year
Cites F-bomb in GMA segment featuring Stern interview with Gwyneth Paltrow
Cable ISPs renew pledges that open internet is staying that way
Former FCC chair says there was no DDoS attack, either
Also signals edge, as well as ISPs, need government oversight