News of Note—T-Mobile’s new tech truck, Verizon’s VPN policy, SoftBank’s latest investment and more

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> The Trump administration is working to reassure tech companies about its tariff strategy. Axios article

> AT&T’s FirstNet team announced a partnership with Sonim to create Emergency Drop Kits that “will envelop first responders in a 300-foot ‘connected bubble,’ letting them maintain constant communication to better coordinate their response.” Release


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> The Justice Department is officially appealing Judge Richard Leon’s decision in the Time Warner merger case, but AT&T is calling no take-backsies. FierceVideo article

> Cisco is continuing the integration of its Viptela acquisition with Tuesday's news that it has added Viptela's SD-WAN technology to its enterprise routing platforms. FierceTelecom article

> According to a new report, U.S. antitrust enforcers are reviewing the T-Mobile and Sprint merger but have reached no conclusions. Reuters article

> T-Mobile announced it will drive a semitruck around the country to show off technologies including 5G. Release

> The chairman of the FCC said the agency’s CIO provided inaccurate information about a suspected DDoS attack on the agency’s public commentary system. Ars Technica article

> Verizon hasn’t written a privacy policy for its new VPN service. Motherboard article

> TSMC reported that it was using an outdated version of Windows when it suffered a virus attack. 9to5Mac article

> SoftBank is reportedly planning to lead a $3 billion round of investment into Alibaba’s service. Bloomberg article