Defunct (?) box installed by Pacific telephone and telegraph company.
Hello, we have an old phone box in the backyard that looks defunct and it is in our way to landscaping. The utility easement document says that it belongs to "pacific telephone and telegraph company", thus reaching out to you to explore our options: we would ideally like to have it removed, if not functioning, or move it to the corner of the lot, or remove soil around it to build a planter. Are these lines installed by pacific bell still functioning? What are those cables for? Landline? and what exactly is underneath it, i.e. web of wires or a bundled cables in a protective tube? If it is functioning, can we remove the soil around it to level it with the concrete patio (as seen in the picture)? It is located at La Palma, California.