Professor Lyons is an assistant 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.
Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier, The Hill's Congress Blog (2013)
In the past few years, broadband providers have begun shifting toward tiered service plans (sometimes...
Brief for Cato Institute et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, City of Arlington Texas et al. v. Federal Communications Commission et al. (with Cato Institute, Jonathon H. Adler, and Roderick M. Hills), Boston College Law School Faculty Papers (2012)
Why Broadband Pricing Freedom is Good for Consumers, Perspectives from Free State Foundation Scholars (2012)
From the introduction:
Usage-based pricing has rapidly become one of the most high-profile topics in...
The Impact of Data Caps and Other Forms of Usage-Based Pricing for Broadband Access, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Working Paper no. 12-27 (2012)
In recent years, broadband providers have introduced data caps and other plans that charge customers...
Technology Convergence and Federalism: The Case of VoIP Regulation, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Online (2012)
From the introduction
The Vermont Supreme Court may soon consider whether federal law permits the...
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...
In Wake of Deadly Tsunami Comes Dangerous Litigation, Baltimore Sun (2005)
Selected Professional Activities
The Internet as the World's Biggest Copy Machine, and How Plaintiff's Bar Seeks to Monetize It, American Bar Association Student Division First Circuit 2013 Spring Meeting and Governor Election (2013)
On February 23, 2013, Professor Lyons presented at the First Circuit Spring Meeting of the...