In the planning stages of a new school construction project. What is the current recommended wiring standard for this type of communication A/V heavy structure? Assuming it is Cat 6A, and all structures are wired with shielded FTP cabling, and terminated with cat6A patch panels and wall ports.
Current switches and network cards in the computers are cat5e 10/100/1000 mbps ports. Will the existing cat5e patch cords work? If not, will cat6A patch cords plug into cat5e machine ports on one end and cat 6A wall outlets and patch panels on the other end?
I have seen a few articles talking about cat 7 and cat 8 wiring? Should we be looking at those to future proof the network? IF so the above question would still apply.