Zayo Group, LLC (the “Company”, “we” or “us”) is a large and growing provider of communications and bandwidth infrastructure in the United States, Canada and Europe. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (“ZGH”). Our products and offerings enable our customers’ mission-critical, high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud-based computing, video, mobile, social media, machine-to-machine connectivity, and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Key products include leased dark fiber, fiber to cellular towers and small cell sites, dedicated Wavelength connections, Ethernet, IP connectivity, data center colocation, cloud offerings and other high-bandwidth offerings. We provide access to our bandwidth infrastructure and other offerings over a unique set of dense metro, regional, and long-haul fiber network sections and through our interconnect-oriented data center facilities. Our fiber network sections and data center facilities are critical components of the overall physical network architecture of the internet and private networks. Our customer base includes some of the largest and most sophisticated users of bandwidth infrastructure offerings, such as wireless service providers; telecommunications service providers; financial services companies; social networking, media, and web content companies; education, research, and healthcare institutions; and governmental agencies. We typically provide our bandwidth infrastructure solutions for a fixed monthly recurring access fee under contracts that vary between one and twenty or more years in length. We operate our business with a unique focus on capital allocation and financial performance with the ultimate goal of maximizing equity value for the ZGH stockholders. Our core values center on partnership, alignment, and transparency with our three primary constituent groups - employees, customers and ZGH stockholders.
We were founded in 2007 with the investment thesis of building a bandwidth infrastructure platform to take advantage of the favorable internet, data and wireless growth trends driving the on-going demand for bandwidth infrastructure, and to be an active participant in the consolidation of the industry. The growth of cloud-based computing, video, mobile and social media applications, machine-to-machine connectivity and other bandwidth-intensive applications continues to drive rapidly increasing consumption of bandwidth on a global basis. As an early believer in the enduring nature of these trends, we assembled our asset base and built a business model specifically to supply high-bandwidth infrastructure for connectivity to users whose businesses depend most on the continuous and growing demand for bandwidth. Typically, such users are given access to use our bandwidth infrastructure in return for an initial contract of at least one year and generally with options for extensions. As a core tenet of our strategy for capitalizing on these industry trends, we have been a leading industry consolidator and have acquired 45 bandwidth infrastructure businesses and assets to date. Our owned, secure and redundant fiber network and data centers serve as the foundation for our bandwidth solutions and allow us to offer customers dark fiber solutions, network connectivity and colocation and cloud infrastructure solutions. We believe the continuously growing demand for stable and secure bandwidth and infrastructure from users such as service providers, enterprises and consumers, combined with our unique and dense metro, regional, and long-haul network sections, position us as a mission-critical infrastructure supplier to the largest users of bandwidth.
Our network footprint includes both large and small metro geographies, the extended suburban regions of many cities, and the large rural, national and international links that connect our metro network sections. We believe our network assets would be difficult to replicate given the geographic reach, network density and capital investment required. As of June 30, 2019, our fiber network spans 133,000 route miles and 13.0 million fiber miles (representing an average of 98 fibers per route), serves 400 geographic markets in the United States, Canada and Europe and connects to approximately 35,000 buildings, including 1,200 data centers. We own fiber network sections in large metro areas, such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris and London, as well as smaller metro areas, such as Allentown, Pennsylvania, Fargo, North Dakota and Spokane, Washington. Our network sections allow our customers access to our high-bandwidth infrastructure solutions over redundant fiber facilities between and among key customer locations. We believe our ownership and the location and density of our expansive network footprint allow us to more competitively satisfy our target customers’ bandwidth infrastructure solutions at the local, regional, national and international level relative to other regional bandwidth infrastructure providers or long-haul providers. We also provide our network-neutral colocation and interconnection offerings utilizing our own data centers located within major carrier hotels and other