ST. PAUL (AP) - A local Internet company plans to expand high-speed service outside of the Twin Cities after it finishes wiring in Minneapolis.

The vice president of technology at US Interne says the company hopes to begin reaching out to other communities next year. Travis Carter says US Internet is currently evaluating the expansion. He says the Minnetonka-based company wants to learn where the pockets of interest are through a pre-sign up on its website.

Although the Web has come a long way in the past several years, many Minnesota residents want faster speeds at a lower price. A Minneapolis man who has been a US Internet customer for two years says it offers a better deal than Comcast and CenturyLink. But because of the company's limited service area, many Minnesota residents currently have to turn to phone companies or cable providers.