I emailed the Guilford County commissioners and the county manager to ask what they're doing to support GSO's Google fiber effort, pointing out that it would be a big win for the whole county, and that I'm unaware of any effort to bring it to High Point, so there should be no conflict facing a county-wide board.
I'll let you know what I hear.
UPDATE 5:05 PM: Commssioner Linda Shaw responds, "to my knowledge nothing has been mentioned to the commissioners and this has been a city council issue. I would personally like to know more and be involved."
I sent her a thumbnail description of the project and its benefits and offered to do what I can to move this forward.