We've had a space like this for a few years now and it has been a very successful demonstration of community effort, business and state grants working together. The Edge is attached to the State Library of Queensland and provides maker facilities ("labs"), coworking space, community group meeting spaces and frequently runs workshops for various (frequently open source type) things such as Arduino workshops (run only at cost) and also journalism and (apparently) small business courses.
I don't participate as much as I would like to unfortunately...
This is the norm for us... Though we are finally starting to get somewhat reasonably priced Unlimited* plans now.
* Unlimited plan may be limited
I routinely stop alien invasions. Their lazors are no match for my hands (and let's not mention my other weapon... in my pants).
Your move NSA - what have you done lately?
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982