Google’s upcoming TV software product, Google TV, could be impacted by the Government’s proposed internet filter.
“We do have technical concerns about filtering,” Google Australia engineering director Alan Noble told News.com.au. “There is potential to degrade performance. It will also impact not just IPTV but all kinds of web products and services.”
“That may well be a consideration in how quickly it’s deployed in Australia,” he said.
Noble said the success of the product would depend on high internet speeds, and if the filter impacts performance, as some analysts have predicted, it could severely impact usability.
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The company so far has not given any indication of a solid release date for the technology in Australia. It will be released in the US later this year.