I'm buying a house which I intend to live in for a couple of decades. The house is not complete yet, so now is a good time to specify modifications. It looks to me like it's worthwhile to wire the house for 10G Ethernet (I am reasonably sure that none of the cable runs will need to be more than 55m, but in any case I'll probably go for Cat 6a in preference to Cat 6). It looks like the cost-effective way to do this is to ask the builder to to it (I assume they will subcontract the work) before the house is plastered. I would plan for a patch panel in the loft space (and clearly, also power for a switch there).
I would like to make sure that I specify the things I need to specify to make sure I end up with a working installation. Apart from numbers and locations of Ethernet jacks, what else should I specify to the builder to make sure the result is useful?
(Anticipating the "why the hell 10G" question, I expect to live there perhaps 20 years; 20 years ago, Fast Ethernet (100 Mbit) had not yet been introduced. So that's a change of x1000 in speed in 20 years. So in 20 years 10G won't seem so much like overkill. Besides, I think the cost difference is reasonably small, except for the switch, but I'll start with a 1G switch).