Commentary: Actual Highways Commentator Roben Farzad observes that in five short years, the United States has managed to blow $2 trillion on telecom pipe dreams. We ripped apart whole streets to lay fiber optic cables that will likely never be used. Now, forget the information superhighway for a minute and ponder the actual highway you have to navigate every morning. Traffic is terrible -- the public transportation budget is underfunded and being cut even more. But why fret, now that you can roam your cell phone in Panama?