Professor Lyons is an associate professor at Boston College Law School. He
specializes in the areas of property, telecommunications and administrative law. Before
joining the faculty, Professor Lyons practiced energy, telecommunications, and
administrative law at the firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson in Los Angeles. He also
clerked for the Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Professor Lyons has participated in rulemaking proceedings before both the Federal
Communications Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission and has
represented clients in federal and state litigation involving numerous regulatory issues.
He has also spoken at workshops nationwide on the effects of technology convergence on
telecommunications regulation. 



Beyond Net Neutrality: International Examples Enabling Innovation and Consumer Choice in the Mobile Internet Ecosystem, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2015)

The FCC’s new Open Internet rules seek to limit interference by broadband service providers in...



Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing, The Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (2015)

The FCC’s net neutrality rules sought to limit interference by broadband service providers in markets...



Federalism and the Rise of Renewable Energy: Preserving State and Local Voices in the Green Energy Revolution, Case Western Reserve Law Review (2014)

The rise of renewable energy has disrupted the traditional regulatory structure governing electricity. Unlike traditional...



Peering into the Comcast-Netflix Deal, Perspectives from Free State Foundation Scholars (2014)

Contributions to Books

Reforming the Universal Service Fund for the Digital Age, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age (2012)

The marketplace and technological changes that have occurred since the last major revision of the...


Popular Press


Cable Merger is Bigger than Cable, The Baltimore Sun (2014)


Net Neutrality Ruling: What are the FCC's Options?, Wall Street Journal Law Blog (2014)


Rethink Possible When it Comes to Wireless Data Plans, US News Economic Intelligence Blog (2014)

From the introduction: The blogosphere has been abuzz this week with AT&T's introduction of a...



Why Usage-Based Broadband Plans May Be Good For You, Lewiston Sun Journal (2013)

This article was also published on the Providence Journal's This New England Blog at


Selected Professional Activities

Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing, 2014 TPRC | 42nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, George Mason University School of Law (2014)
Presentation, The Perils of Internet Interconnection Disclosure, FCC/UNL/AEI Workshop on the Regulating the Evolving Broadband Ecosystem (2014)
Panelist, Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access, Net Neutrality and the Future of Internet Access: A Panel Discussion at Tufts University, Somerville Community Access Television (2014)
Panelist, A New FCC and a New Communications Act: Aligning Communications Policy with Marketplace Realitie, Sixth Annual Telecom Policy Conference, Free State Foundation (2014)