This cable was just under the surface of the soil in my front garden. I didn't cut it - this is how I found it. The length of it is going away from my house and under the garden wall, out into the street.
From searches online it seems like it is probably a phone/internet cable from an old connection? If so, what should I do with it? I haven't touched it but my partner said it was hot. I don't know which company it might belong to.
Alternatively, it was found near to my gas meter and we've had 2 different smart meters from 2 different companies installed in recent years - is there a possibility it could be related to that?
Above all I'm worried it might be unsafe but I have no idea how to make it safe!
The only way to know for sure is to follow the cable. You mention your gas meter, smart meters do not use cables. Judging by the connections you show, I would say its a phone cable. If its working on not ? it would need to be checked for voltage. You could (if the other end is free) coil it up and bury it if you don't want to cut it off.
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