Nothing will stop the new net neutrality rules from taking effect on Friday now. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has just tossed out the telecom industry's request to block key net neutrality regulations while the lawsuit it filed is ongoing. According to the federal appeals court, the "petitioners have not satisfied the stringent requirements" needed to prove their case. In particular, they weren't able to convince the court that implementing the rules on Friday would cause them irreparable damage. Under the network neutrality plan, broadband internet is reclassified as a public utility like phone service, giving the FCC more regulatory power over high-speed internet and its providers.