> "Re New Builds, why the hell do they not have Cat5 cable, or at least conduits, between rooms? "
> Because, by the time it becomes standard to install Cat5, we will want fibre between rooms or be wireless.
The cable bundle I put into my walls 6 years ago already has fiber. The marginal cost of doing this was trivial at the time. Alternatively, I could have just run conduit.
Specifying conduit in the building code would make a great deal of sense. It would be a bit more expensive but it would be very future proof.
Either way, I'm not seeing wired Gigabit becoming obsolete any time soon. I can to file transfers at 100MB/s from one corner of my house to the other and I don't see any consumer tech matching that any time soon.