The cable is used to connect a home to a TV, satellite or broadband provider’s antenna directly to the Internet.
The cable connects to a PC, tablet or phone, or it can be a smartphone.
The customer pays a fee, usually around $30, to install the device.
The device allows the customer to watch video, listen to music and stream internet content.
Direct Cable Australia’s CEO, Craig MacNab, said the technology was being used in apartments in Sydney.
“I’m quite amazed that we’re seeing this happening in the city.
I think it’s really a testament to the innovation in the technology, which is that we are seeing these new ways of doing things,” Mr MacNbab said.
“We’re seeing these amazing things in the air and the airwaves.”
The company is working with other telecommunications companies to expand the service to residential and commercial buildings.
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Do you want the house to be the source of the cable, or are you just wanting a direct link to the internet?” one reader wrote.
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It said the problem was not the installation, but the installation and management of the devices.
An ABC reporter said it would be a challenge to install all the devices simultaneously.
But the installation could be completed with a simple cable from a household’s garage to the house, Mr Macnab said, adding that it was not a difficult or complicated task.
Mr Macnbab’s company, Direct Cable, started operating in Sydney in 2008.
The company’s founder, Mark Jones, said he had been using the technology for more than 15 years and that the technology had proved to be more cost-effective.
The company said the average cost per cable was around $25.
A direct connection to the TV was an expensive and time-consuming process.
The equipment was expensive, Mr Jones said, and it took time for the network to install and manage the connection.
In Sydney, a direct connection from the home would be installed via the direct connection at the top of a house, or in the garage.
And it would take about 15 minutes for the cable to reach the home, Mr Mccnab noted.