I like Riff's suggestion. I think some such databases already exist.
Mike Jensen has already implemented one such database on the web, with ISP
information. It presently has restricted (password) access. I found the
procedure for on-line queries quite frustrating with my (then) slow internet
link - one felt the need to download the whole file first before browsing
around, rather than retrieving one record at a time.
Mike could maybe tell us the status of this project.
In South Africa, there are dozens of ISP's (about 33 at present), often
changing, and various sites around the world have tried to keep track of
them. For my own records, I only look at ISP's with national coverage.
The information I find particularly scarce, and would appreciate more of, is
the connection diagrams between countries. It would be quite a challenge to
depict this in an accessible way.
Project Manager: Connectivity Southern Africa
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
ph: +27-11-4033952 fax: +27-11-3395050