NTIA serves as the principal Executive branch advisor to the President on telecommunications issues. As part of this mission, the agency co-chairs the American Broadband Initiative (ABI) alongside the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through the ABI, NTIA works with other federal agencies to streamline federal permitting processes and leverage federal assets to ease the buildout of broadband infrastructure, as well as coordinate federal funding for broadband in the interest of better targeting areas of need. NTIA also coordinates work across federal agencies to promote awareness of the importance of federal support for broadband investment and digital inclusion programs, and collect of share information with communities about available federal resources for these efforts. For the most recent ABI update, see American Broadband Initiative Progress Report for June 2020.