*accelerating*.

Assuming the universe continues to expand forever, which is a popular theory, could this acceleration ever surpass the speed of light?

Does the speed of expansion follow the same rules as the universal speed limit? If the expansion were to continue to accelerate, and there is not enough gravity to slow this acceleration, will the laws governing the speed of light determine that the expansion will stop accelerating once it reaches the speed of light?

How could the speed of expansion be limited by this law?