reply to tschmidt
Re: Future Proofing home networks There is no real way of "future proofing" other than have easy ways of running new wires.
Not that long ago future proofing would have been running quality 50ohm coax cables. It's hard to predict where the industry will go. Could be twisted pairs or could be fiber optic. But single-mode or multi-mode?
For now the reality is that the existing CAT5e or CAT6 are more than enough for most residential and even industrial applications. There are very few systems that can even process the amount of data that can be transferred, and for those fiber optic cables are typical...